Range of therapeutic support services for young people aged under 18 with significant mental health and substance misuse difficulties
Treatment and support services
This section gives information on drug and alcohol treatment and support services available across Northern Ireland. There are a wide range of services available from short term extended brief interventions to more longer term community based or residential based one to one therapeutic treatment services. There are also services which offer ongoing recovery focussed group support, services which offer advice and support for your wider needs such as housing and ‘low threshold’ services specifically set up for those not yet ready or able to engage with mainstream or longer term treatment services.
Drug and alcohol services operate within a ‘Tiered Model’ and before searching for a service it might be useful to click here and learn more about what type of help and support is available at each ‘Tier.’ This may help you to better understand which level of support you might need or prefer and to better fine-tune your search options or to filter your results.
Relate provides a relationship counselling service which focuses on the impact of alcohol use and/or misuse on relationships within families, couples and individuals
Support for families and children affected by parental substance misuse, including individual, family and group work ('hidden harm' service)
Therapeutic support and treatment for children and families affected by parental substance misuse, including individual, family and group work. Referrals are received from Social Services and adult treatment services including those in the voluntary sector.
Provision of group support sessions within the SHSCT addiction service focussing on education and motivation
The service supports clients in reducing harm, accessing health care, maximising benefits, building relationships, recognising the impact of antisocial behaviour and identifying and pursuing personal aspirations
Therapeutic treatment and support service for children and young people, aged of 11 – 25, who are misusing substances - including support for family members
Low Threshold Service aimed at those who misuse alcohol and drugs at harmful levels and/or in harmful ways but who are unable to commit to formal treatment - the service works with clients who may lead chaotic lives and need assistance to reduce serious harm to themselves, arising from their problematic drug or alcohol use
Statutory Addiction Service provided by a range of Specialist Teams within Community and Hospital Settings (Community Addiction Team, Addiction Day Treatment Services, Substitute Prescribing Team and Substance Misuse Liaison Nurses)
Therapeutic interventions and support for adults aged 18 and over and offenders aged 18 and over (referrals via PBNI) with substance misuse difficulties/problems - support is also available for family members