Young People Drug

Services

For young people using drugs and alcohol, and who are gambling, support is offered on a one-to-one basis. Support includes:

Assessment

If you come to see us, someone will meet with you and ask you some questions so that we can understand what your needs are and plan your support with you.

Counselling

SIAS offers a counselling service to help individuals, couples, groups or families to understand and deal with problems connected to drug or alcohol use. Counselling helps you gain perspective on your behaviour, emotions and relationships, it allows you to express your feelings and identify patterns of thinking. Read more

Detox & Assessment

The SIAS team can offer a community, socially assisted or hospital detoxification from drugs and/or alcohol. A detox is a medical intervention lasting an average of 7-9 days, during which time you are given a reducing regime of medication to help you to become drug or alcohol free. Read More

Group Support

Group support is where a group of people who are also working through drug problems, come together to focus on and discuss the impact of alcohol misuse and how to move forward and make changes to your life.

Harm Reduction

SIAS offers advice on how to reduce the harm you might be doing by using drugs. This includes an onsite needle exchange and information about pharmacies offering the service across the borough. The SIAS service can also offers advice for those trying to enhance they physical appearance by using steroids.

Hidden Harm Services

Support is also offered to young people who are, or have been, affected by parental or a carerʼs substance misuse. It is focused on building support networks and gaining peer support. Support includes counselling and 1-1 support for 5 to 18 year olds.

Housing Support

From homelessness through to rehousing we can provide help and advice across varying levels of support needed. Please speak to us as soon as you can.

One to One Sessions

SIAS will offer a worker to have sessions with you, to talk about your drug. alcohol and gambling use and what it is you want to do to cut down or stop. The service is confidential, and can also help you with things like relapse, prevention and managing anger, stress and anxiety.

Useful Links

SIAS can help you get in touch with other agencies that you might find helpful and we even help you access fun activities such as sports, cinema and other outings.