Early intervention and prevention services

This section gives information on education and prevention services available across Northern Ireland which address drug and alcohol issues or concerns. These services are available in a number of settings such as in schools, workplaces, community and youth centres and clubs with many providing free drug and/or alcohol focussed awareness-raising advice, materials, sessions or programmes.


Community based drug and alcohol education, intervention for young people in Dungannon, Omagh and Strabane areas


The Youth Transition Project One Stop Shop Service provides a youth friendly, holistic health and well-being service where young people, aged 11-25, have opportunities to socialise and to get advice and support on a range of issues


SFP is an internationally-proven, evidence-based skills programme for vulnerable families, typically at Tier 2 of the Hardiker Risk Model. It is delivered over 14 weeks one evening a week. Its format consists of 14 modules, each of which begin with a family meal and involve group work for teenagers and parents in their respective groups, followed by family group work. Participating families also have home practice to consolidate the skills from the programme. Families are referred onto the programme by referral agents who can come from any one agency working to support a vulnerable family. The referral agent supports the family through the programme but all programme delivery takes place via a team of trained facilitators (group leaders) drawn from a range of agencies.


HURT's drug and alcohol lifeskills programme can deliver workshops in school, youth and community settings.

HURT are approved to deliver a range of accredited programmes. We are approved by T.Q.U.K. (Training Qualification A.K) O.C.N. (Open College Network) and C.P.C.AB. (Central Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) and facilitate programmes such as Level 3 Award In Education and Training Level 5 Substance Misuse Theory and Intervention.


Steps to Cope is a structured support service for young people aged 11-18 years old, living in Northern Ireland, who are dealing with Parental Alcohol Misuse.
The Service offers flexible one to one support at a time and place to suit you. Self help support is also available on our website.

We look at:
1. What is living with this like for you
2. Information: Learning more about alcohol and alcohol misuse
3. How do you cope?
4. What supports do you have?
5. Where you can get further support.

We also train other professionals to use the intervention within their own services.


Rehab Guide is a specialist alcohol treatment provider. We help individuals in Ireland and throughout the UK with free, unbiased advice to find treatment for all types of drug and alcohol and alcohol addiction and related mental health issues.