Young People

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.

One-to-one sessions

SIAS will offer a worker to have sessions with you, to talk about your drug or alcohol use, or gambling 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.

Links to activities and referrals to other services

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.

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.

Recovery

When you come into treatment at SIAS our team aims to offer you the appropriate support to allow you leave treatment and remain free from addiction when you are ready.

If you need it, we also offer support in the community after treatment, helping you to maintain your recovery and rebuild your life.

You are not alone

There are many people like you. If you are a relative, partner or friend of someone who has a problem and you are reading this, you may have tried every way you know how to help to change the situation and to understand what is happening.  We cam support you and introduce you to others in the same situation.

Substitute prescribing

SIAS offers a comprehensive and confidential substitute prescribing and healthcare service to clients who have problems associated with using Class A drugs (such as heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine).

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.

We also offer advice for those trying to enhance their physical appearance by using steroids.

Hidden Harm service

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