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Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

Sport and confidence

Hi Sam I wanted to write to you as im a bit upset with sport as I go to a club and I dont really fit in as I get lauf...

Moved house to a new location

Ive just moved home with my family to a completely new area we have been here for around 3 weeks now and even though ...

Moods.

Hi Sam. I’ve been getting incredibly snappy for my age and I feel like my parents absolutely hate me for it. But I ca...

Abortion

Hi sam, I’ve just gone through an abortion and the after feeling is unreal I’m feeling so down and upset about everyt...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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Am I in danger?

Me and my friends smoke weed in one of our houses in a controlled enviroment. We do this once a week tops and then sl...

Drugs Advise ?

Ok, so I have taken almost every drug out there(both legal and illegal) and I smoke and drink a lot. I want advise on...

Alcohol

Hi Sam, I'm A and I'm 13, I've been trying to stop the urge to drink for a couple of months now because I feel happy ...

drink spiked then raped?

Hey I went out drinking last night this girls that was in the club then gave me and my mate half there drinks we took...

my mum has drugs

i know my mum has drugs because i have seen them im 11 and just started secondary so i have no proper friends i can t...

larger & cigs

im sick and tired to whats going on in my life but im limited to a restricted life style no friends no facebook no ch...

Is my parent taking drugs?

I think my dad may be taking drugs and I don't know what to do. He often leaves the house in the evening, this seemed...

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 ...