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.


The BDACT Connections Service (hosted in Belfast area by Extern) acts as the operational arm of the Belfast Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team (BDACT); assisting the Team to take forward its priority actions and to work with other stakeholder organisations and partnerships in the area to develop and deliver drug and/or alcohol related projects, events and initiatives


A youth friendly, holistic health and wellbeing service where young people, aged 11-25 have opportunities to socialise and to get advice and support on a range of issues.

Referral process: Open Access


The Addiction Recovery Coaching is a unique approach to tackling the stigma of substance misuse enables individuals and their supporters improve their mental and physical wellbeing through physical activity, professional support, education, and community.

Referral Process: Open Access