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. 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 preventionand  managing anger, stress and anxiety

  • Links to activities and referrals to other service

    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.

  • 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. The SIAS service can also offers advice for those trying to enhance they 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 1-1 support for 5 to 18 year olds

  • Recovery

    When you come into treatment at SIAS our team, aim to offer you the appropriate service to allow you leave treatment when you are ready. However, we recognize that when people leave the treatment services, they often still need some support in the community to help them to maintain their recovery.