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Drugs and Alcohol

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Overcoming my teenage drug addiction

This is Michael's story of overcoming his drug problem with the help of friends and family.

Binge drinking - my experience

This story tells about the consequences of binge drinking.

How my dad’s drinking problem almost destroyed my family

This is the story of how good friends helped a young woman deal with her father's drinking problem.

The consequences of weed

Here is the story of how a young man discovered that life is better when he is not addicted to marijuana.

Learning from my alcoholic dad

Here is a young person's story of dealing and distancing herself from her alcoholic father.

Just one last time

This is the story of a young woman who turned her life around from an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Learning to deal with loss, abuse, and loneliness

This is Emma's story of learning to cope with loss and overcome addiction.


This is a young woman's story of getting away from bad influences and finding a path back to herself.

Helping a friend

A story by a teen helping a friend who has bipolar disorder.

Struggling with weed

Read how a young woman found the strength to overcome her weed addiction, self harm and eating disorder.

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