Problematic Drug Use

'Problematic' drug use is when you become dependent upon a drug and cannot function properly without it, or it starts negatively impacting areas of your personal life such as finances, sex or relationships.
You stand a better chance of controlling your drug or alcohol use if you first think about what you do and why, and the ups and downs of your drug use. It can be hard to change but there are plenty of places you can get help from.
It is also worth remembering that, while not illegal, drinking alcohol and smoking to excess can also have serious health implications.

Being HIV positive means that your body needs a lot of help to support it. Cutting back - or quitting - smoking or drinking can be a very healthy step.