Substance abuse can affect the lives of those caught up in it in ways they might not expect. It can affect your physical and mental health, relationships, jobs and education. Recognising there is a problem with drugs is an important first step in seeking help and treatment.
Drug addiction can be treated, but it’s important that the person using drugs seeks help and support to figure out the next steps, rather than trying to deal with it on their own.
Substance abuse is often associated with illicit drugs such as speed, ice (crystal meth) or heroin, but prescription or over-the-counter drugs can also be abused, as can alcohol.
Depression can be different for everyone, but there are some common signs and symptoms:
Changes To Feelings Or Emotions
Think You Might Be Experiencing Depression?
If you are concerned about your mental health, you can take a free, online and anonymous depression self-test here
1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness each year. Many suffer in silence due to the stigma and lack of education around mental health. LIVIN is helping change this. Each flag represents where we have delivered our LIVINWell In School program. Help us fill the map and spread the word that “It ain’t weak to speak”.
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