Alcohol and other drugs

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If you drink alcohol or use another drug, as with any indulgence, moderation is key.

Overuse any drug and you risk damaging your health and in some cases your HIV treatment outcomes.  

If you depend on alcohol or another drug, it is a good idea to review what is going on in your life and to find some strategies for making change. Perhaps start by reading the article below on changing how you use.

If you want to stop but find it just too hard, help is available. Start by talking to your doctor or contact your PLHIV organisation for advice.

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