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I keep telling lies

hey sam for a really long time ive been telling lies. i lie to my teachers and tell them i understand or when called ...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

I have been having flashbacks

hi, ive been having flashbacks recently to all the bad things that have happened in my like, like my dad dying, and b...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

Message from Sam

Food is a part of life for us every day, but for some people this is a real problem. I’d be really interested to hear from you if you’re having problems with eating or your body image.

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Alcohol

I regularly drink alcohol and I'm not sure how to stop. It helps me get away from the pain I feel. I know it's not go...

Alcoholism

When I was younger it didn't even used to bother me. I wish I could go back to not caring and not understanding becau...

Wanting a cigarette

So basically, I'm a 15yr old girl and recently within the past 2 weeks or so I've had thoughts about/cravings for a c...

my cousin

my cousin is on drugs in America. Im extremly worried.  What can do to stop him???

Is it weird to want to smoke?

Hi Sam,So recently, an awful lot of important things and people have come crashing down and I can feel that I'm a bit...

drugs2

hi sam my dad smokes drugs and he has gone a little mad lately.

Weed

I'm 15, but just recently, I've heard a lot about people smoking weed. All the feedback I get about weed is good and ...

Alcohol

I am 17 and i like to have a drink with my friends on most of the weekends, this usually ends up getting drunk and ha...

My high school has drugs!?

I'm going to high school in over a week and I'm worried. I heard alot of people deal weed in the back field away from...

Weed

So I have smoked weed once and nearly done it loads of other times. My boyfriend used to smoke weed all the time and ...

Drinking

Iam 14 and I drink ALOT like every weekend but I drink like a whole bottle of vodka and 2 lambrinis and I down the al...

smokeing

im worried about my older couusin an hes smoeking a lot and i dont want him to die so i keep on telling him to stop b...

smoking at the age of 12

hello my name is M and i was wondering about smoking becuase i know allot of people who smoke and when i am around th...

iv been smoking for 1 year now

hi . iv been smoking since i was 12   and now i cant stop , whatever i do i cant . iv tried so many times but i cant ...

Drugs and smoking

At my new secondary school, lots of people smoke. The problem is that most of them are in my year and i am in the fir...

Smoking and peer pressure

I am 11 years old and have recently joined a local secondary school. After school, I usually go to the park not far f...

drugs

My friend and i used to be best friends and go everywhere together! she was really nice and my best friend. But then ...

Drug Peer Pressure!

Right. At college I met this boy. He smokes weed quite a bit, we were talking about it and stuff. He seems to think I...