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Alcohol and Drug Service for Young People

The Drug & Alcohol Service for young people is a confidential service for young people age 12 to 18 years living in the East Renfrewshire area.

The Drug & Alcohol Service for young people is a confidential service for young people age 12 to 18 years living in the East Renfrewshire area.

The service is available to young people who are concerned about their own alcohol or drug use or that of a parent or carer.

The aim of The Drug & Alcohol Service for young people is to decrease harm and increase safety of young people in East Renfrewshire who are at increased risk associated with alcohol or drug use.

The service will provide young people with someone to talk to in confidence who can offer advice and support as well as accurate and balanced information.

A support worker will meet with the young person in order to find out what support is required and to ensure that the drug & alcohol service for young people is the appropriate agency to help.

If you are a young person who would like support you can contact The Drug & Alcohol Service.

Alcohol and Drug Service for Young People
St Andrews House,
113 Cross Arthurlie St,
Barrhead,
East Renfrewshire .
G78 1EE
Tel: 0141 577 3368

Please note that if you are a parent/carer or other agency who wishes to refer a young person to the Drug & Alcohol Service for Young People we would ask that you talk through your concerns with the young person and consider with them the benefits of a referral. We will be unable to proceed with a referral without the consent of a young person. Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns about this.

What is available?

  • Provide young people with someone they can talk to in private about alcohol or drug concerns.
  • Offer young people accurate and balanced information allowing them to make informed choices.
  • Offer advice on how to decrease risks associated with alcohol or drug use and minimise risk of harm.
  • Support young people through the process of making positive changes to their alcohol or drug use.
  • Provide young people with information on alternative ways to spend their leisure time.
  • Support young people in areas of employment/training, housing, school and family issues and health (sexual, physical and mental).
  • Sign post young people to appropriate alternative agencies were necessary.
  • Provide young people with a friendly, safe environment where they can discuss alcohol or drug issues without fear of judgement.

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