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Drugs 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.

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

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.

To use the service, make a referral by telephone, letter, e-mail or fax.

A duty worker is available:

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

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

To write:

Under 25s SMS
Floor five,
St Mark’s House,
14 Upperton Road,
East Sussex
BN21 1EP

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