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Problems with substances start early - half of all New Zealanders with a substance dependence issue were already dependent by the time they were 19. 

At your school:

Every student will make a decision whether or not to use alcohol and other drugs.

Many students will try alcohol and other drugs.

Some students will suffer short-term harms.

A few students will develop long-term problems.

 

Here are some facts taken from Youth 2012, a large national secondary school survey:

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