Avoid or limit alcohol and drug use
Drug use has negative effects on how you feel and what you think – even if the short-term effects are appealing.
Consider what else you can do when you feel like using drugs or alcohol; do something you enjoy, call a friend to talk about it, go for a run or listen to music. Hang out with friends who do not drink alcohol or use drugs.
Think about whether you need help with changing your drug and alcohol use. Drug and alcohol counsellors are available to see face-to-face or you can contact them by phone to talk about your use.
If you are going to continue drinking and using drugs, consider how you can do this more safely. Health professionals and doctors can advise you on minimising the risks related to using drugs and alcohol.