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People use alcohol and other drugs for many reasons - it can be a way to cope, to self-medicate, or just to be social and have fun. Whatever the reason, there's always a risk of harm. Being knowledgeable and mindful about where things could go wrong can help you to be safer.

Six ways to be safer

For more information about being safer, check out The Level, a straight up and non-judgemental guide for people who use drugs.

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We are here for real people, in real life, whatever level you are at.

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