Ask yourself some questions:

Ask yourself

  • Do you ever use alcohol or drugs to relax, to feel better about yourself, or to fit in?
  • Do you ever use alcohol or drugs when you are alone?
  • Do you ever forget things you did while using alcohol or drugs?
  • Do family or friends ever tell you to slow down on your use of alcohol or drugs?
  • Have you ever got into trouble while you were using alcohol or drugs?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these you may have a substance abuse problem.

You may have a drinking problem if you

  • Regularly drink more than you intended to.
  • Drink 'to get drunk'
  • Feel guilty or ashamed about your drinking.
  • Lie to others about how much you drank or hide your drinking habits.
  • Have friends or family members who are worried about your drinking.
  • Need to drink to relax or feel better.
  • 'Black out' or forget what you did while you were drinking.

You can get help

Call the National Hotline Call Centre for Alcohol and Drug Abuse at 0800 121314 or speak to your doctor or social worker at your local clinic.

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B-Wise User Anonymous 6 June 2020 21:21

I'm a married woman and I'm doing drugs.I started doing drugs at 2017 and it let me feel like a women that was for years in a egg and couldn't see what's around her.When I used drugs the egg opened and that is how I see what my husband do to me and how he thread me.I feel better when I'm doing drugs and takes my mind if everything.

B-Wise Expert Expert 7 June 2020 15:51


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