Addaction South Lanarkshire Young People

Services we provide

Young persons


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Young Addaction in South Lanarkshire delivers a holistic service to young people and families. Our main aim is to help them make positive changes.

We work with whole families where substance misuse is having a negative impact on wellbeing. We provide one-to-one support, targeted support, drop-ins and group work. We see young people at times and places convenient to them.  If needed, we can help parents/carers to access adult treatment and work closely with local adult services to ensure everyone is supported.  

If a young person is not quite ready to access support, we provide advice and guidance to their families using the CRAFT approach. CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) is an intervention approach which targets individuals who are reluctant to address their substance use. It includes specific skills to reinforce positive changes, communicate more effectively and let consequences play a role. It is the leading research-supported way for families to help loved ones affected by substance use.

The Youth Journey Project is where like-minded young people can come together to meet and take part in meaningful activities. They can get training and become volunteers offering peer support. Young people enjoy the socialising, learning and new opportunities, which all help make positive life changes.

What we offer

  • Information, support and advice about drugs and alcohol
  • Help to make lifestyle decisions
  • Links to other support services
  • Group and one-to-one support
  • Behaviour change plans
  • Early interventions
  • Harm reduction
  • Family support (CRAFT)