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Damaging yourself

Damaging yourself

When you don't feel good, it can be tempting to do things to make those feelings go away. This can include things like taking drugs, smoking or drinking alcohol. You might also feel pressured by friends into doing something you don't want to. Whether you are worried about yourself, a friend or a family member - ChildLine are here to support you. 



A drug is a chemical that you take into your body, which changes the way you feel and act. Some drugs are prescribed by a doctor for illnesses, but when people talk about drugs they usually mean drugs that are illegal or unsafe. Read more about Drugs


Drinking alcohol and getting drunk affects the way you think and feel. It is popular because it makes people feel relaxed. It can also be dangerous and harmful so it's important to know the facts. Read more about Alcohol


Smoking cigarettes or cannabis can be addictive and is really bad for your health. Quitting can be very difficult. But there's lots of help out there if you want to quit smoking or help a friend or family member stop.

Read more about Smoking


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Damaging yourself

On this page you will find links to information about issues related to damaging yourself..  If you would like to read more about an issue, click on the title to go through to the information page.  If you can't find the issue you want to find out about, you can try the site search or go back to the Explore page to look at other issues.