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What can you do to help someone with a drink or drugs problem?

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If you are concerned about someone’s drug taking or drinking, it can be hard to know what to do. The first step is to try talking to them in a non-judgemental way.

But think about what you are going to say before you start the conversation. Try to find the right moment. And avoid talking to the person when they are drunk or high.

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  • Last updated: 10 November 2023
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