Many people can be affected by a person’s drug abuse.
As well as the person taking them, parents, siblings, partners, other relatives, friends, neighbours and work colleagues can all be affected by their drug misuse.
Here you can read and watch stories from people who have shared their experiences.
They describe what they have gone through and how they have coped in the hope that their stories will help others better understand the issues around drugs and to help people in similar situations feel less alone.
Here you can read real-life stories from people affected by drugs.
Each video tells a story of a young person’s experience with drugs or alcohol.