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Anger

Hi Sam, I wanted to write to you about anger. At home I can get into trouble for something small(It sometimes stops h...

My favourite musician has died

Hi Sam. I’m 13 and recently one of my favourite music artists has died and I really am struggling to deal with it. I ...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Message from Sam

At this time of year exams start to be on people’s minds. I know how stressful they can be, so I’d be interested in hearing about how you are affected by schoolwork and exams.

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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 ...

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...