The teenage years can be upon parents suddenly and sometimes without warning. Continue reading “The teenage years”
The phone book.
Each phone book has a Personal Help Services Page. You need to look up the index at the front of the book for that page number.
In an emergency – don’t muck about – Dial 111.
Everyone is entitled to enjoy public places without fear for their personal safety.
The reality, however, is that our streets are not always safe, so it pays to be street smart to stay safe. A little information, awareness and planning can be a big help. Continue reading “Street Wise, Street Safe”
New Zealand has many groups and organisations in most towns and cities dedicated to helping people affected either by their own alcohol and / or drug use or that of others. They are usually not hard to find. Continue reading “Alcohol & Drug Help”
Violence in the home – sometimes fuelled by alcohol (and/or drugs) – is killing our families and producing a generation of children who know little about growing up in safe and secure homes. Continue reading “Alcohol’s role in family violence”
Alcohol affects how we drive. The risk rapidly increases as the blood-alcohol level rises. If we drink and drive with a blood-alcohol level over 80mg per 100ml we are at least three times more likely to be in a crash than a sober driver. People with a high blood alcohol level are more likely to be injured or killed in a crash than those who are sober. Continue reading “Drink Driving”
Party pills also known as social tonics, herbal highs, or just herbals – commonly contain the chemical benzylpiperazine (BZP) and a combination of other additives, such as amino acids. They also often contain triflouromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP). Continue reading “Drugs – Party Pills”
A lot is said and written about tobacco, and we won’t add too much to it here.
However, a few facts might be pertinent. Tobacco smoke contains 4000 chemicals, many of which are poisonous, and 43 that have been proven to be carcinogenic causing cancer). Continue reading “Drugs – Tobacco”
Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of the male hormone, testosterone. They come in tablet or liquid form and can be swallowed or injected. Steroids sold illegally might be of poor quality or intended for animal use only. Continue reading “Drugs – Steroids”
Benzodiazepines (sometimes called benzos) are also referred to as minor tranquillisers. They work by slowing the central nervous system’s activity.