Treatment - Young People

Single Point of Entry (SPOE)

If you want to enter treatment, or just find out a bit more about it, the starting point is a phone call to 0121 301 4141.  

Our SPOE team members can answer your questions and get you started on your journey to a healthier life without an addiction. 


We will start by asking you some questions so that we can understand what your needs are and plan your support with you. You will be allocated your own Recovery Practitioner, who will work with you to put together a Recovery Plan that suits your situation, needs and goals.

Learning to Change

Your Recovery Plan lays the foundations for positive change. You will be encouraged to take ownership of, and responsibility for, your own recovery, whilst being offered structured support to help you make sustainable behavioural and life changes. If you need medication to support you, that will be offered. You may want to work in stages from becoming safer in your addictive behaviour to cutting down to stopping. Our service is confidential and non-judgemental, and can also help you with things like relapse, prevention and managing anger, stress and anxiety.

Your Recovery Plan may include any or all of the following confidential services:

One to One

Your Recovery Practitioner will support you on a one-to-one basis as you work through your Recovery Plan. They will keep in touch with you regularly to discuss and review your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure you reach your goal of a life in recovery, free from addiction.


We offer a range of effective talking therapies, such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. These can help you recognise moods, thoughts and situations that fire up illicit cravings, and learn to replace those negative thoughts with healthier ones.


Counselling will help you to express your feelings and understand your relationships, emotions, patterns of thinking and what, for you, triggers negative behaviours. Then it supports you in recognising what can be done to replace existing patterns with different, more positive, ones.


Attending a training course can help you to understand how addiction happens and what you can do beat it. It will support you to set goals and benchmarks so you can measure your success.

Group Support

We understand that having a group of young individuals who share similar problems will allow them to create targets as a group and complete them together. Group support is vital in ensuring you do not feel alone, and that there are people around you who want to help.


It may be that your addiction to drugs or alcohol has brought you to a point where a detoxification (detox) is recommended. Detox is a medical intervention lasting an average of 7-9 days, during which time you are given a reduced regime of medication to help you become drug or alcohol free.


If you need support with homelessness or re-housing we can provide help and advice. You just need to let your Recovery Practitioner know.