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Alcohol and Drugs Can Mean Poor Choices

As you grow up it’s likely you’ll be offered a drink, or even drugs, at some point. There is a reason that the law says you can only drink when you are 18 and that drugs are illegal. This is because substances like drugs or alcohol enter your brain and they change the way it works.

Substances change your behaviour

Drinking can be especially risky for girls

Substances like drugs and alcohol will always be around you. But you have the choice to say ‘no’ to them. Have a plan for your future. Do alcohol or drugs fit into your plan?

As Dr. Seuss said: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”


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