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Drugs and Alcohol
DISC’s drug and alcohol services often operate in deprived areas, where high levels of substance misuse and alcohol addiction can have knock-on effects throughout the community. Families, children, young people, and general health can all be negatively affected, while crime rates often rise.
The problems caused by drug and alcohol misuse are not just associated with urban areas, but any area where deprivation is present. DISC works in rural areas affected by recent changes in industry as well as city centres, supporting people with our knowledge and expertise.
As well as offering support and treatment for people with existing problems, we work alongside colleges and school programmes delivering preventions. Using traditional and peer education, we highlight the dangers associated with drug and alcohol misuse.
DISC help people with:-
- Psycho-Social interventions.
- Community reintegration – helping people overcoming misuse or addiction problems to re-enter their local community.
- Prescribed treatment and detoxification.
- Signposting for further treatment around a range of social issues.
- Access to residential rehabilitation.
- Peer education and support programmes.
- Counselling services.
- Structured programmes, with group work and one to one sessions.
Young people who are misusing drugs or alcohol have the highest risk of death by suicide.
Our drug and alcohol services give young people the chance to make informed decisions about their future and avoid the pitfalls associated with misuse.