The main aim of the Young People’s Drug & Alcohol Team is to minimise the impact of drug, alcohol and substance related harm on young people, their families and the community, through education, care, on-going support and prevention; to enable them to lead healthy and crime-free lives.
The YPDAT provides a comprehensive service to the young people of Flintshire, divided into three key areas of activity, as follows:
Universal – offering young people in Flintshire drug and alcohol education/awareness information and advice so that they can make safe life choices now and in the future, in schools and youth clubs and other settings.
Targeted – providing targeted education/awareness information to young people with increased risk and less resilience of becoming involved in substance use/misuse in a range of settings, including outreach work.
Specialist – a referral based service to provide one-to-one treatment aimed at those young people with an identified substance misuse problem.
The Specialist Service is available for under 18s who are concerned about their drug and/or alcohol use. Referrals can be made by any agency working with a young person with the young person’s consent, or by young people themselves or their families. We provide a range of services on a one-to-one basis including:
|Assessment||One-to-one structured care planning||Motivational interviewing|
|Harm reduction advice||Relapse prevention||Exit strategies|
|Healthy lifestyles||Auricular acupuncture||Alternative therapies|
|Information and advice on treatment option||Joint work with the Adult Community Drug & Alcohol Team||Signposting and onward referrals to other agencies|
To compliment our wide range of services we offer support, to assist service users in accessing training opportunities, supporting with housing issues, providing replacement activities and helping service users to live independently.