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Drug and alcohol services for children and young people


Services listed on this page are continuing and clients who were being supported face-to-face are now being offered regular support by phone or email. But service provision can change, so please contact the service directly to check on current status.

This page is for you if you, or someone you care about, is struggling with alcohol or any drug. If you work in services working with children and young people, please see our referral page for professionals.

If you have concerns about a child related to drugs, alcohol, NPS (‘legal highs’) or any other substance, get help and advice from the following services:

Talk to Frank has information and advice for parents, carers and young people.

There is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, telephone helpline:

  • Telephone: 0300 123 6600
  • SMS contact via 82111

Under 25s Substance Misuse

The Under 25s Substance Misuse Service works across East Sussex. The local authority leads the service. There are staff from different professional backgrounds like nurses and social workers all working together. The service works from Children’s Services teams and other locations young people can get to and feel comfortable.

The service offers Tier 4 special treatments provision. This includes an assessment, casework function and direct access to a range of holistic specialist interventions.

To use the service, you can make a referral by using our online form, or by phone or email.

A duty worker is available:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and
  • Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

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