Alcohol is a depressant and causes many physical illnesses.

Cutting down on cigarette smoking has positive physiological effects within 24 hours. Nicotine triggers anxiety and agitation.

Cannabis can contribute to depression, anxiety, poor concentration and lack of motivation.


Chronic use can trigger psychosis, including schizophrenia.

Cocaine is rapidly physiologically addictive and can cause a heart attack, even in young people using it for the first time.

IV drugs very negatively impact health. Needle use creates vulnerability to contracting many potentially fatal blood-borne diseases.


One or two cups of coffee per day, before noon can be beneficial to concentration, mood and physical endurance. More than this can contribute to anxiety, insomnia and gastro-intestinal disorders.

Getting Clear

Where are you?
These specific questions help you reflect on your current lifestyle.
  1. How much alcohol do you drink each week?
    • what type?
    • what setting?
  2. How much marijuana do you use each week?
    • what setting?
  3. How much other illicit drugs do you use each week?
    • what setting?
  4. How many cigarettes do you smoke each week?
  5. How much coffee, tea, soda pop do you drink each week?
Where are you going?
These questions help you set realistic goals that move towards change.
  1. What would you like to change?
  2. Where would you like to be in
    • one month?
    • one year?
  3. What will you do
    • today?
    • this week?

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