'Choices for Life’ is a Police Scotland initiative aimed at raising awareness amongst young people aged 11-18, about the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs as well as online safety and advice on how to deal with negative peer pressure.
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Visit the Youth Hub for lots of advice on everything from staying safe, life at home, your rights and where to get help if you need it.
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New laws are being proposed by the Scottish government to make it easier for the police to target people driving with illegal drugs in their bloodstream.
When you contact Crimestoppers, your anonymity is guaranteed, whether you call them or fill out their online form.
Fed up with alcohol after the festive season? Why not do your bit for charity and give Dry January a bash?
The physical changes brought on by drinking and smoking have been linked with an increased risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as stroke and heart attack, in later life.
Saying "no" can seem daunting when your friends are smoking! Try our tips for coping with peer pressure.
This interactive Choices for Life video lets you choose what happens next, when it comes to so called legal highs, what choices will you make?
Check out the music video made by pupils from Stewarton Academy in East Ayrshire talking about making the right choice when it comes to drugs
Check out this Choices For Life video created by some young people from Ayrshire and Funky Films
Created by pupils from South Ayrshire, check out this video that busts the myth that so-called legal highs are safe.
Asda and Aldi are to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16 from early March.
Find out what's a myth and what's a fact when it comes to alcohol...
Want to know more about 'legal highs’? A panel of experts answer some of your questions.
How long does alcohol stay in your system? How strong is a unit? And what are the effects of alcohol? Choices For Life answers your questions.
Alcohol can affect your body in many different ways, from slurred speech to liver disease. Get the facts here to be able to make an informed choice about drinking.
See what happens to Liam, Sophie and Scott, as they experience peer pressure, smoking, drugs and alcohol for the first time and must face the consequences.
The Ambulance Service share their top tips on what to do if your friend drinks too much.
There's been a lot of media coverage of so-called legal highs, but where are they from, how are they made and what is in them?
Think everyone your age smokes? Are you sure? Learn the myths from the facts when it comes to smoking.
The impact of smoking goes beyond your health and wallet. Find out about its effect on child labour and the environment!
From wrinkles to heart disease, discover what smoking can do to your body
Eye bags? Wrinkles? Spots? Find out how drinking a lot of alcohol can affect the way you look.
Ever heard the myth about chewing gum and drink driving? Find out what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to drink driving.
Find out what the law says about smoking, at what age you can start to smoke and who can buy cigarettes.
What is shisha or hookah smoking, and how does it differ to smoking cigarettes?
Keep those pesky cigarette cravings away with our tips.
How do drugs impact my body? What do different drugs do to your body?
Think you know the truth about drugs? There's plenty of myths out there so here's some real facts about drugs.
Things take a turn for the worst when Sophie decides to drink at a party...
Gillian is 18 years old and decides to celebrate the end of the exams with a camping trip with her friends. She has a few drinks and decides to smoke cannabis. Things escalate from there...
Learn the facts on how solvents can be abused to get high, the effects it can have on you and where to get help.
You never know how a drug will effect you, even if you've tried it before!
From clubs to house parties, read our top tips to help keep your drink safe.
Whether you're under 18 or simply don't drink, read our guide to enjoying Freshers' week without drinking alcohol.
See how young people react when they've been told their private posts have become public - it might make you think twice about what you do online!
Unsure how many units is too many? Learn more about the recommended alcohol limits and what counts as binge drinking.
Just started at college or university? Or still there? You might become a target for crime, so make sure you keep safe and keep your stuff secure!
Yellow nails, grey skin...doesn't sound too appealing! Find out how smoking changes your appearance.
Taking or selling drugs is risky to your health, your lifestyle and your freedom - here's what can happen if you're caught in possession of them.
Find out what drugs do to your body as well as the consequences and penalties you could face for taking them.
How are certain drugs made, and how were they originally used? We have the info:
Here's tips on how to say no if you don't want to.
Don't let too much alcohol wreck your holiday. If you're drinking while you're away, make sure to follow our top tips to stay safe and have fun.
What are the benefits to drinking less alcohol? We list the reasons why it can make you feel better to cut down on the booze
When you're feeling unwell it's a good idea to avoid alcohol. This is especially true when taking certain antibiotics. Learn which ones can cause a bad reaction when mixed.
Whether you are up for a party or a bit unsure about your future… it’s good to have a little celebration of getting through those tough exams and getting your results.
Find out why driving under the influence of drugs is illegal and dangerous.
Often used to improve sports performance, or to change appearance by increasing muscle mass, but what are the risks of taking steroids?
As you get older you can feel more and more pressured to drink. What do you do if you decide that it's not for you?
Drinking under the age of 18 can impact your health in many different ways. Find out how alcohol affects your brain and liver.
You might have heard claims about what steroids can do for your body and performance, but do you know about the side effects?
Tempted to try diet pills? Read our guide first! They might seem like a quick fix, but they can have very serious side effects.
You can never be entirely sure what's in a legal high. We spoke to a doctor about the dangers of these substances and the effect they can have on your body.
We all need a helping hand to keep our goals sometimes, and apps can be a handy way to motivate yourself to quit smoking.
Sometimes it can be easy to lose track of just how much we're actually drinking. Help to monitor and cut down on how much alcohol you're taking in with one of these handy apps.
Smoking can be difficult to give up - but the health benefits are huge! Take a look at what happens to your body after just 20 minutes.
Mixing drugs and alcohol is never a good idea because the effects are always unpredictable and different drugs have different effects.
Quitting smoking can be difficult but we've got some tips to help you stop once and for all.
Smoking is a massive drain on your wallet. Find out more about how much money you could save by quitting smoking.
Decided to give up smoking and struggling with cravings? Read our advice on how to handle your cravings in any situation.
Although the smoking ban has been in place in Scotland for a while now, you still might not be entirely sure where you're not allowed to smoke or vape.
Looking for a way to improve your fitness and performance? Don't ever feel pressured to turn to performance enhancing drugs, try these clean tips to get you to your fittest self!
You might have been hearing a lot about steroids use in the news recently, and how it affects sports people. The controversy has led lots of athletes to speak out against steroid, here's what they had to say.
Do you know how many drinks will tip you over the recommended weekly allowance? Learn how much is too much.