As a young person, you’ll hear everything there is to hear about alcohol and other drugs from friends, your brother or sister or other young people.
Unfortunately, much of what you hear may not always be true or accurate. So, like anything else in life, you need to do your own homework and learn about alcohol and learn about drugs.
For some of you, you have already seen firsthand the dangers of alcohol and drugs and the damage they can do to the individual, to relationships, to friendships and to families/whanau. Maybe you are concerned about a family member or a friend, a neighbour or even yourself.