Scroll through the Fixers to the right to find personal stories [and, in many cases, powerful films] about drug misuse. Many of these Fixers have been inspired because of their own experiences. Some are concerned about the wider effects on health and society. We've included other Fixers because their issue can result from or be a contributory factor to drug misuse.
I saw my friends taking so-called 'legal highs' and made a film to highlight the dangers.
I want to empower young people to make their own decisions in life.
I've spent time in prison but have managed to turn my life around.
I thought that drugs had changed my life for the better...but I was wrong.
A group of young people from Bridgend were concerned about drug abuse in their area.
My life was a mess, talking to people who cared helped me turn my life around.
I got into trouble because there wasn't enough to do, so I set up a breakdancing group.
Tasha & Kemi
We're sisters who turned our lives around after being jailed for drug crimes.
I found the strength within me to stop taking cocaine.
I'm trying to get young people involved in a dance studio to keep them out of trouble.
I want people to understand mental health better.
I've been in care, and want to change attitudes towards looked-after kids.
I know how 'legal' highs can mess up your head.
I know that homelessness and poverty can lead to drink and drugs.
At 15 I got hooked on crack and heroin, and turned to prostitution to pay for drugs.
I spent most of my childhood in care, and know that taking the wrong path is easy.
Drink and Drugs can damage your health. I've been campaigning for better health...
After falling out with my family, I became one of the 'hidden homeless'
I have experienced the heartache of witnessing a family member battle schizophrenia.
I was homeless and saw drug misuse, now I'm trying to improve the homeless system
I grew up in an area with gang culture and killings, but I know it's important to think differently.
I put drink, drugs and getting into trouble behind me, when I found a sport I love.
We created a game to help kids in rural Cumbria make healthier lifestyle choices.
I'd been in trouble all my life, but now help others away from drugs and offending.
I spent time in prison when I was a member of a gang using and selling drugs.
I know that sharing needles to take drugs spreads diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
We made a music video based on the true life story of a heroin addict
I'm warning of violence caused by drink after my brother was killed in a drunken attack.
I want to send a message out to young people about the risk of being groomed.
I suffered from depression and urge young people to get help if they feel bad
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. Young People Fixing Drink and Drugs works in partnership with Groundwork UK and The Children's Society and is funded by the Home Offices Choices programme.
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