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Maintaining a healthy weight is important for good health. Being overweight increases your risk of developing health problems including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer. Your weight is determined by the balance between what you eat and drink and how active you are.

 

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Drug and alcohol users can have very erratic behaviour, and it can be difficult to know how to act around them. Their substance use encourages them to act in very distressing ways. They may become aggressive, angry and violent, or distant and cold.