16 Nov Links – Pro – Drugs
The Drinkaware Trust is an independent UK-wide alcohol education charity, funded largely by voluntary and unrestricted donations from UK alcohol producers, retailers and supermarkets. The Trust is governed independently and works in partnership with others to help reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.
EDAS, as a Third Sector organisation remains true to its organisational values and maintains the ethos of empathy and understanding of the client’s life events. Established in 1970, with the organisation’s 40+ years of experience, passion and enthusiasm for the client group, EDAS has developed a service that provides care and support for all sectors of the community to include: Young people, carers, criminal justice clients, through-care and aftercare clients, clients with medication issues, pre treatment and assessment for service users aged 10 – 85 plus.
We believe that the best diversionary activity for young people who have challenging behaviours is school attendance. We also believe that, to meet the needs of this group of young people, school should be engaging, fun and progressive – both academically and socially. We are here to support your school and any of your students (and their families) who are finding school attendance difficult for any reason.
Working in partnership to help people to recover from the causes and devastating effects of problematic substance use is what we do. Anyone can access our services. We work with individuals, families and young people. Where someone has needs that cannot be met within the agency we will facilitate access to the best available service.
Shekinah is a Devon based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery or seeking recovery. This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health. We have a range of projects across a number of locations and we provide a safe space for people to develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Talk About Alcohol
The talkaboutalcohol.com site is designed to be used by young people in a classroom setting as part of PSHE lessons on alcohol. It is designed mainly for Key stage 3 and complements the Talk About Alcohol teacher workbook, which is full of lesson plans, games and worksheets.
The Nelson Trust
The Nelson Trust was founded in 1985 near Stroud in Gloucestershire by Roy and Mary Brash. The charity began life as a supportive shared residence for people recovering from alcohol addiction, and over a period of a few short years it developed into a residential treatment centre providing a comprehensive programme of care and support for people looking for recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Why Not Find Out
Why Not Find Out is an independent source of information about drugs, alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs including new psychoactive substances. Browse this site to find out about their harms and history, legality and how to stay safe. The site is run by drugs and alcohol prevention charity Mentor UK.
We provide friendly and expert advice on drugs and alcohol for young people aged 10 to 17. Our specialist services, youngaddaction, support young people to understand the effects of their substance misuse and the harm it can cause to them and the people around them. You can rely on us for advice and information, and we can offer you a safe place to talk about things that are bothering you.
Commissioned by Devon County Council with funding from the Home Office, Department of Health, Youth Justice Board and DCC: Y-SMART is the Drug and Alcohol Service for under-18s, throughout Devon (excluding Plymouth and Torbay). We aim to provide high quality, accessible, targeted prevention and treatment services specifically for young people across the county. Wherever possible, our service is confidential, promotes physical and mental well-being and reduces harm that can be associated with drug and alcohol use for young people and their families.