Alcohol and other drugs can weaken our spirit and our mind.
This can affect our emotional, social, spiritual and physical wellbeing and weaken our connection to family, community, culture and country.
No alcohol or drugs is the safest choice for young people.
There is no safe level of alcohol and other drug use.
However, if you do use alcohol or other drugs, here are some ways to stay safe:
- Eat a proper meal before you start, and eat snacks while drinking.
- Look out for your mates and ask them to look out for you (stick together).
- Don't drink or use alone, but if you do, make sure you're in a safe place.
- Have a plan to get home, make sure your phone is charged and has credit.
- Try not to mix drinks, or take drugs while you are drinking.
- Avoid taking shots or rounds, drink at your own pace (sip not scull).
If you feel like you want help with your alcohol or drug use or if you're worried about a family member or friend's use, there are services out there you can yarn with.
Remember there is no shame in asking for help.
If you are interested in reading about our current youth campaign, please head to our campaigns page.