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Helpful facts for New Zealand teenagers with questions about alcohol and drugs.

Did You Know makes it easy for young people to get the key facts about the potential impact from alcohol and other drugs. Every young person will make a decision about whether or not to use alcohol or drugs. Many will try them. Some will experience short-term harms. A few will develop long-term problems. An early conversation could make all the difference. 

Use the conversation planner to prepare a casual chat using Did You Know, and keep in mind that the conversation itself is more important than a particular outcome.

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About Did You Know

These tools and resources were initiated by the Counties Manukau AOD Provider Collaborative and the New Zealand Drug Foundation with support from Odyssey. Expert advice and participation from young people were used in their development. Creative by Mohawk Media and Mōca.