This service provides information and support to people experiencing difficulty relating to their use of drugs, in particular Cocaine, Crack Cocaine and Headshop Drugs. This programme is designed to provide specific drug treatment to problematic drug users, including cocaine users, crack cocaine users and other stimulant drug users between the ages of 14 – 21 in the North Inner City. Due to the polydrug using nature of the target group we find that we are providing this service to young people with a variety of drug problems and it serves as a first point of contact for many potential participants for the day programme. This programme involves:
- 2 Outreach workers – 1:1 support, assessment & referral for further treatment, residential (where necessary)
- An evening drop-in service – Monday and Thursday between 5-8pm
- Crisis intervention.
- Holistic therapies.
The aim of this programme is to provide a safe, friendly and relaxed service into which young people can feel comfortable in accessing treatment for problematic cocaine/headshop stimulant use. To encourage these young people to work towards reducing their use and looking at their treatment options.