Young Addaction - Kent
Services we provide
Our service is peripatetic – which means that practitioners will arrange to see young people in ‘young person friendly’ venues convenient to their homes. This could include educational settings, youth clubs, GP surgeries and Early Help hubs. On occasions practitioners will carry out home visits in order to engage with ‘hard to reach’ young people. We recognise that meeting up with a substance misuse practitioner can be a daunting experience and so encourage three-way meetings with other professionals working with the young person and their family in order to make the young person feel more comfortable and at ease.
What we offer
Young Addaction Kent provides friendly, confidential and expert advice on drugs and alcohol.
- Information, support and advice for young people and their parents/carers
- The chance to speak to someone about how drugs and alcohol are affecting you and those around you.
- Help you to make decisions about your lifestyle
- Links to other support services
- Prescribing services
- Group and one-to-one support
The service offers social work student placements.
"Our knowledgeable workers are experienced in working with all types of substance use. Our flexible, non-judgemental services are designed around young people’s needs. Practitioner’s offer the space and time to help individuals reflect on their situation and work towards mutually agreed goals. We do not judge the young people referred to us – but instead support them to make decisions that will help them to look after themselves."Manager
"The help I’ve had has literally been life changing. I’ve had help with my anger issues and I’ve realised what the drugs were doing to me. I’ve been able to encourage my friends to stop too. My relationship with my parents is now much better and they’re starting to trust me again. I’m reapplying for sixth-form and have a couple of job interviews lined up to keep me busy until then."Service user