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What is Lean?

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Lean is a cocktail made from fizzy drinks and over-the counter liquid medicine. Catch 22 explains with a poster.

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Not my child

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Leah Hayes died in Northallerton after experimenting with drugs. Not My Child tells her story and offers support for parents.

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What causes addiction?

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Author Johann Hari explains in just two minutes something that has been argued over for years. Why people get addicted.

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Addictive personality?

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Risk takers are more likely to have drink or drug problems. But is there such a thing as an addictive personality? The Conversation explores

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Message board

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Affected by a family member’s drinking? NACOA provides a message board to share experiences with others.

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Helpline FAQs

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Over 355,000 people have called NACOA about family members who drink. Here’s the answers to their most common questions.

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Mum drinks: my story

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Ceri Walker’s mum struggled with alcohol. She made a short, poetic film about her experiences.

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Young people. Who helps?

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The Go-To provides a mini marketplace of local and online services to help a young person’s mental wellbeing.

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What is this drug…?

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FRANK's A - Z guide tells you how a drug looks, tastes, feels, the risks of taking it, and what its called on the street.

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Setting boundaries

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There should be a line between their addiction and your own life. If not, Adfam has advice on setting boundaries.

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How can I help them?

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You can’t make them stop. But Adfam has other suggestions to help you help them.

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Getting along

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Having lots of arguments about their drink and drug use? Adfam has some brief tips for a more harmonious home life

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4 common pitfalls

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Been paying off their drug debts? You’re not alone. Adfam lists the 4 most common traps when coping with another person’s addiction.

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Nobody is a superhero

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No matter how resilient you are, looking after yourself is essential when looking after someone else. Adfam has some tips.

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Alcohol withdrawal

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Their body may need a drink, even if they don't want one. Club Soda explains alcohol withdrawal.

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Why can’t they stop?

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It's not them. It's addiction. Adfam (briefly) explains why some people can't seem to stop. 

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Dark web explained

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You can buy drugs, guns, hitman and much else on the dark web – thinkuknow explains how, but this is not a video to share with children.

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What to do in an emergency

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Chest pains. Fitting. How to help someone if they react badly to a drug, by the Loop.

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Operation Choice

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In North Yorkshire, 70% of under 18s arrested for drug possession are carrying cannabis. Op Choice helps them without criminalising them.

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Jargon Buster

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What’s the difference between ‘holding’ and ‘hustling?’ Be Aware has a drug slang and emoji guide.

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County lines & cuckooing

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Urban gangs exploit children and vulnerable adults in our area. Be Aware explains how, what to look for, and what to do about it.

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