Young Addaction

Young addaction is a service that provides drug and alcohol support for young people. Young Addaction work with young people aged 10 to 19 providing advice and support for drugs and alcohol. Our transitional service supports 20 to 24 year olds with additional support needs such as learning disabilities or Mental Health issues.

What do you do?

  • Stop Drug Use (including alcohol)
  • Cut Down
  • Improve Safety
  • Get Healthy Young

We deliver group work targeted to help to regular drug and alcohol users. In addition we can also support parents and carers with advice on how to speak to engage with their young people about substances. Young addaction also provides C-Card registration and condom demonstration, Hepatitis C testing, Needle Exchange and Safer Injecting advice. We can offer advice around nutrition and exercise to promote natural muscle building. We will contact the young person within two days and offer an appointment within five days.


What age group does young addaction work with?

We work with the ages 10 to 19 years and we also have a 20 to 24 years transitional service.


Do you work with other family members?

Yes, we can offer advice and guidance to families and carers here at young addaction.


Are you limited to working with people from a specific geographical area?

We work with people from Liverpool postcodes only.


Who would someone ask for in the first instance?

You can speak to any of us!


What are your opening times at young addaction?

Our opening times are 9am to 5pm Monday. We deliver detached outreach in various parts of Liverpool on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.


Can you be contacted out-of-hours?

Yes, please leave a message and we will get back to you the next (working) day.


Do you have appointments outside working hours?

We can arrange out-of-hours appointments as appropriate.


Do you have drop-in facilities?

No but we have an answering machine. Leave a message and we’ll get back to you.


Where do you see young people?

Young addaction are flexible to see young people in various locations around Liverpool. We can arrange to see young people at their school. We also see young people at Young Addaction at Rotunda College in Kirkdale as well as the Firefit Hub in Toxteth.


Do you take referrals directly from children/young people, parents/carers?

Yes, you can 0151 736 9747 or we can email you a referral form. We also take referrals from any professionals as well as clients and family members.


What kinds of things do young addaction help with?

Young addaction specialise in supporting people with a range of substances including, Alcohol, Cannabis, Cocaine, Mephedrone, Ketamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), New drugs, etc. Young Addaction is a free and confidential service, non-judgemental and client centred. Once in service, Young Addaction can assist with signposting to other services such as education, training, housing, mental health and diversionary activities.


What do you offer?

Our overall aim is to increase young people’s health and wellbeing through providing Cognitive Behavioural Approaches and Motivational Skills. We help young people to cut down or give up substances which may be impacting on their health and wellbeing. Young Addaction can deliver group work targeted to help to regular drug users, including binge drinking. Our Amber Room provides:* Condoms and C-Card registration* Hepatitis C testing* Needle Exchange and Safer Injecting advice* Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea urine tests


What happens after a referral is made to young addaction?

We will contact the young person within 2 days and offer an appointment within 5 days. The young person will be assessed around their substance use and any other surrounding problems.

What do you do if a client is not happy with the service at young addaction?

Any client can complain or ask to have a different key worker. Clients are made aware of the complaints procedure.

Do you offer training in your specialist area?

We have a volunteer program for anyone interested in becoming a project worker. You can apply through the Addaction website or call Alison Fleet on 0151 706 9747.

For other support available in liverpool, please visit Support Archive – Liverpool CAMHS

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