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Young people often don’t recognise for themselves when alcohol or drug use becomes a problem – They wait for friends, whānau or family members to tell them. To help families and caregivers prepare for these conversations, we’ve produced a range of information and advisory resources, in collaboration with respected specialists in AOD and youth development. 

Every young person will make a decision about using alcohol and other drugs. Families can give their young people an experience of a positive, calm, and reasoned discussion about alcohol and other drugs before any issues arise. This lets them know that their families can support them later on if they need advice or support. Here are some tips for parents and carers on how to support young people.

Check out some of our resources and guides:

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