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spirit model

Our inner spirit is the centre of our being and emotions.
When our inner spirit feels strong our mind feels strong.
When our spirit feels tangled our mind feels tangled.
Strong inner spirit is what keeps people healthy and keeps them connected together.
Strong inner spirit keeps our family strong, our community strong and our country alive.

Our way of being healthy is to look after ourselves by making good choices, and to care for our family, community and culture.

Alcohol and other drugs can tangle and weaken our spirit and mind. This can affect our emotional, social, spiritual and physical well being. This can weaken our connection to family, community, culture and country.

When we use alcohol and other drugs in harmful ways our spirit becomes weaker and our thinking gets tangled. But if we stop or reduce our use, our spirit can grow strong and our thinking becomes clear again.

What is a drug?

A drug is any substance (except food and water) which, when taken, changes the way our bodies function.
They can affect the way we think, feel and behave.
Drugs may be legal (eg alcohol, caffeine and tobacco) or illegal (eg gunja, ecstasy, speed and heroin).

Types of Drugs

There are four main groups of drugs that affect the brain and the rest of the body.

Mood swings
Gunja plan
Getting help and information

If you are thinking about reducing your drug use you might like some help or information.

If you are worried about somebody and how their drug use is affecting you and your family, perhaps you would like some help.

It may not be easy reducing your drug use but your friends, family and other people in your community can support you to make changes.

If you would like further information, please head to our services and support page.