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A journey of discovery

Being curious means finding out more. For lots of young people that’s what life’s about; trying new things and pushing boundaries.

You want to discover who you are, how to express yourself and how things make you feel. Drinking alcohol or taking drugs might be part of this voyage of discovery. Sadly, some people can’t stop. This is when they develop problems with drugs, alcohol, other substances and habits.

What the law says

You’ve hopefully discussed the law around drugs and alcohol at school or college. Most drugs are illegal. You can’t buy or drink alcohol in public until you’re 18. That said, it’s much more important to discuss how you think and feel about alcohol and drugs than simply the law.

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