Young People's
Substance Misuse Service
0300 123 3360

Quick exit

Questions or problems?

We’re here to help if you’ve got any issues. Here are some questions you may have.

There’s no point in me talking to you. I only drink and do drugs at the weekend and I don’t want to quit.

You can talk to us about your drug use. We will listen to you and help you make informed choices, not just about drugs and alcohol but also about your health, your relationships, your home life, and your school.

You will tell my parents and the police.

We will support you in your decisions and will explore the benefits of involving parents. However we will understand if there are reasons why you don’t want your parents involved.

We respect your right to privacy. Everything you tell us will be kept confidential. However, there may be rare occasions when we may have to talk to other services. We will make sure you understand when we may have to break confidentiality for your safety and that of others.

You will think I am stupid and won’t understand me.

We respect you for who you are. We are here to listen and support you. We will not judge you. We are willing to be flexible to meet your needs. Everyone in the team has a lot of experience of working with young people like you. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t think you were worth it.

My mate is messing around with drugs. What can I do?

You can call us in confidence and talk about your concerns. We can meet with you and your friend. We can give you information and support.

Someone at home is drinking a lot and it’s upsetting me.

We will listen to your worries about that person and what it means for you. We will help you find ways of making your life better and we’ll also be there if they need our support.

Can someone come with me?

Yes. You can choose if you want to meet with one of our team alone, or bring along a friend, a member of your family, a carer or keyworker. It’s up to you to decide.

What if someone sees me coming out of your office?

You don’t have to come to our offices, we can meet you somewhere else, like a café or school.