Getting Ready for Resi!
The ultimate guide for young people preparing for a residential withdrawal (detox)...Read More
Preparing to cut down or stop
If you’ve decided that your goal is to make changes, it can be useful to make a plan to go about this. ...Read More
Tips for saying no to friends
It’s likely you’ll still be offered drugs or alcohol when you try to make a change and saying no can be one of the hardest things to do. But there are things you can do to make it easier....Read More
Staying as safe as you can
Regardless of what you use, you can always try to be as safe as possible...Read More
Will I have withdrawals if I reduce or don’t use?
The fear of experiencing unpleasant feelings can be a big barrier for young people trying to reduce or better manage their use. ...Read More
What will not using or reducing my use feel like?
Deciding to make changes to your use can be either exiting or daunting. Have you thought about what things might be like if you use less than you do now?...Read More
Tips for managing withdrawal yourself
Not everyone needs to go to detox. Lots of young people manage to detox or have a break from using without the need for professional intervention. ...Read More
Cutting down without stopping.
Completely stopping your use may be unrealistic or daunting. Heaps of young people make changes to how they use without stopping completely....Read More
Slip-ups and using again
Drug and alcohol workers will tell you just how common slips-ups and using again are when trying to make changes. ...Read More
Setting a goal for your drug use
You have more chance of realizing your goals if you write them down and think through how you'll achieve them...Read More
Setting a date to reduce use or stop
Setting a specific date to make a change is an important step in managing drug or alcohol use....Read More
Reducing the need to use
Whatever your goals, sorting out drug related problems is helped by reducing the “need” to use...Read More
Learning ways to tackle and address problems can make managing your life and your use of drugs or alcohol a lot easier....Read More
It shouldn’t just be you that changes!
Making changes isn't just about you dealing better with things. Preparing things around you in your environment can go a long way to helping you make changes. ...Read More
Planning ahead for the risky or tough times.
When you reduce or stop using there will be times and circumstances that will be harder than others. Planning ahead for these times will make it easier and more predictable to manage....Read More
How do you want to change your use?
Quitting completely is one option when you decide to make changes to your drug or alcohol use but there are also others...Read More
Dealing with cravings
Learning to deal with cravings can be an important part of making changes to your drug or alcohol use....Read More
Be careful when (if) you use again!
Having a slip-up or beginning to use again after a break is pretty normal but it can also throw up new risks. ...Read More