Alcohol and substance misuse
Truancy, school exclusion, academic under achievement,
anti-social behaviour, emotional and physical health problems -
these are just some of the problems associated with drug and
alcohol misuse among young people.
They not only affect children and young people, but also their
parents, families and whole communities. There can be a number of
factors that influence this behaviour. Some children and young
people are neglected by the alcohol or substance abusers they may
live with. Sadly, these children and young people are at an
increased risk of becoming alcohol or substance abusers
Solutions for everyone's benefit
Our integrated services offer effective substance misuse advice and
support to all children and young people. We do this though our
outreach services, drop-in centres and helplines, plus other
follow-on support. And by offering advice and information to
parents and carers we can ensure they seek specialist help and
support. That way, we can tackle drug and alcohol misuse among
young people and change lives for the better.
- Of the 11 young people engaged with the Dundee Alternative to
Custody Programme who were assessed as having a substance misuse
issue, 36% were referred to a substance misuse agency, and the
remaining 64% received an in-house substance misuse programme.
- 65% of young people engaged with our Renfrewshire Moving On
service were offered support with substance use.
- 151 young people receiving services from our Tayside Treatment
Programme engaged in a substitute prescription programme.