Drug and alcohol help and support for young people
If you are concerned about your own use of drugs and alcohol or worried about a family member or friend, this page gives you advice on how to get help and support.
County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services
County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services are discreet and confidential. You can access them through your GP or health and social care professional referral or you can refer yourself.
What happens after being referred?
A member of the service will contact you and arrange an appointment. You will be assessed and offered support and treatment by trained staff including nurses, counsellors, and recovery workers. One-to-one support is also available with trained ex-service users as their lived experience means they have a good understanding of your needs.
The package of care and support will be personalised around your needs and recovery.
Your family/carer can also receive dedicated support. Overcoming dependency requires a high level of personal responsibility, but is very seldom achieved without a supportive network of family, friends or the recovery community.
- What's the Harm
- Talk to Frank is the government's national drugs website and helpline which offers free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day.
- Childline: Alcohol gives clear and understandable advice about alcohol for young people.
- NSPCC: Drugs and Alcohol gives advice for parents who are worried about underage drinking and drug taking.
- NHS: How to talk to your child about drugs gives tips to help you talk openly with your child.