A range of services in Somerset to offer support and help
If you, or a young person close to you has a concern or problem with alcohol or drugs, there are a range of services in Somerset to offer support and help.
These services are divided into three main levels, or ‘tiers’, of responses.
Advice and information about drugs and alcohol is provided, and signposting to other help if it is needed, including help for young people who may be affected by parents’ or carers’ drug or alcohol use.
The service is provided by staff from a range of organisations across the county, including health centres, schools, early years’ provision, family support, social work and others
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If you are a child or young person affected by a parents’ or carers’ drug or alcohol use contact Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS) on 0300 303 87 88 or visit https://www.turning-point.co.uk/sdas
If young people are using drugs or alcohol and experiencing some problems, they can be offered screening or an assessment to help to identify what is going on and who and what can help. Young people may then be offered:
Information, advice and brief support is provided by staff from a wide range of agencies and voluntary groups who are young people-focused with some drug and alcohol experience. This includes youth workers, counsellors, student support in schools and colleges, school nurses and supported housing workers. Talk to any of them you are in contact with.
Support is also available for young people at Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS) on 0300 303 87 88 or visit https://www.turning-point.co.uk/sdas
If young people are using drugs or alcohol regularly and in a way that is putting them at risk, they can access structured treatment interventions provided by specialist staff. They can include:
The service is provided by staff in Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS), including their dedicated young people’s recovery workers. They work with young people of any age, and with adults. They work closely with other services and will support a young person to get the help they might need from other services.
Contact details for SDAS:
Phone: 0300 303 87 88 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Support is available for young people at Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS) on 0300 303 87 88 or visit https://www.turning-point.co.uk/sdas
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