Whatever you decide to do it's important to make your own decisions and weigh up where you are at. You can start doing that by asking yourself where you want to be or what you want to be doing in the future. What do you dream of doing?
What role in your community do you want to play? How do you want to support your family? What's your dream job? Are you going to be a teacher, are you going to play footy, are you going to be a doctor, nurse or health worker?
Ask yourself, where does drug use or drinking fit in with my dreams and plans?