Drugs and alcohol

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child related to drugs, alcohol, ‘Novel Psychoactive Substances’ (often incorrectly called legal highs) or any other substance, you can seek help and advice from:

Parents/carers or young people can get information and advice from Talk to Frank which also has a 24/7 telephone helpline 0300 123 6600 and SMS contact via 82111:

Talk to Frank

Under 19s Substance Misuse

The Under 19’s Substance Misuse Service is an integrated multidisciplinary team led by the local authority. It works across the whole of East Sussex from Children’s Services teams and other accessible young person-centered locations.

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 tier 2 tier 4 (prevention – treatment) service provision including an assessment, casework function and direct access to a range of holistic specialist interventions.

How to contact the team

Under 19s SMS, Ground Floor, St Mark’s House, 14 Upperton Road, East Sussex BN21 1EP

Phone: 01323 464404

U19SMSDuty@eastsussex.gov.uk