From an early age, we are given medicine (drugs) to ease the pains of colds, flu’s and other childhood illnesses. We usually trust what we are given and believe that it will make us feel better. Using a drug to solve a problem can become second nature. However, all drugs – legal or not - have a degree of risk connected with their use.
If you are worried that you might have a problem, take the quiz.
To talk to someone about your or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or for contacts of your local counsellor or treatment provider, phone the free (from mobile or landline) and confidential Alcohol Drug Helpline:
Ph: 0800 787 797 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Or visit www.addictionshelp.org.nz
In an Emergency dial 111