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Addiction Resources for Young People

The resources below include results relating to more general information about addiction. To narrow your results to specific information for an individual addiction, select from the keywords below:

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Here are the resources we found for addiction for young people:

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YMCA Black Country Group

The YMCA Black Country Group offers help with the most basic things people need in life. They offer support to find housing, work, childcare and overcome addictions. In times of need they are there to support you every step of the way.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans, and queer people. They aim to provide advice and information, advocacy, a peer support programme, wellbeing activities and events, a peer mentoring services, an out of house online chat service and a food project.

BigDeal

Is gambling a big deal? BigDeal is here to increase your knowledge about gambling, help you find out how to make responsible decisions, learn about problem gambline, hear real stories and learn about the support that’s out there for anyone affected by a gambling problem.

Addiction

Friends are often the first to notice or to know that someone is struggling with a problem, especially addiction. A person who is worried about their changes in moods, thoughts or behaviours will often confide in a friend. A friend may therefore act as a support in helping someone confront their addiction.

Addiction

STEM4 is a charity specialising in supporting people with mental health issues.

This section of their website focusses on supporting young people with addiction, and includes ‘4 steps to change’

There is also helpful information on how to recover from addiction: ‘How to Bounce and Not Break’.

Addiction

Addiction isn’t a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover. The disease is caused by a variety of factors and leads to long-term negative consequences that could be deadly. Effective treatment for drug addiction and behaviour addictions exist to help addicts recover.

Addiction

Addiction is when you want to keep doing something so much that you start to lose control over how often you do it. If you are addicted to something, it can start to feel like it’s taking over your life. People can become addicted to lots of different things. On this page you can find information about what addiction is, what you can be addicted to and how you can beat addiction.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

Video

Addiction and Recovery

A woman from Glasgow who started taking drugs as a teenager has launched a campaign to challenge the stigma concerning different substances. This video shows a wonderful metaphor of a plate being broken and then but back together to show the journey of addiction and recovery.

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YMCA Black Country Group

The YMCA Black Country Group offers help with the most basic things people need in life. They offer support to find housing, work, childcare and overcome addictions. In times of need they are there to support you every step of the way.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans, and queer people. They aim to provide advice and information, advocacy, a peer support programme, wellbeing activities and events, a peer mentoring services, an out of house online chat service and a food project.

Addiction

Friends are often the first to notice or to know that someone is struggling with a problem, especially addiction. A person who is worried about their changes in moods, thoughts or behaviours will often confide in a friend. A friend may therefore act as a support in helping someone confront their addiction.

Addiction

STEM4 is a charity specialising in supporting people with mental health issues.

This section of their website focusses on supporting young people with addiction, and includes ‘4 steps to change’

There is also helpful information on how to recover from addiction: ‘How to Bounce and Not Break’.

Addiction

Addiction isn’t a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover. The disease is caused by a variety of factors and leads to long-term negative consequences that could be deadly. Effective treatment for drug addiction and behaviour addictions exist to help addicts recover.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

Video

Addiction and Recovery

A woman from Glasgow who started taking drugs as a teenager has launched a campaign to challenge the stigma concerning different substances. This video shows a wonderful metaphor of a plate being broken and then but back together to show the journey of addiction and recovery.

Organisation View all organisations

YMCA Black Country Group

The YMCA Black Country Group offers help with the most basic things people need in life. They offer support to find housing, work, childcare and overcome addictions. In times of need they are there to support you every step of the way.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans, and queer people. They aim to provide advice and information, advocacy, a peer support programme, wellbeing activities and events, a peer mentoring services, an out of house online chat service and a food project.

Addiction

Friends are often the first to notice or to know that someone is struggling with a problem, especially addiction. A person who is worried about their changes in moods, thoughts or behaviours will often confide in a friend. A friend may therefore act as a support in helping someone confront their addiction.

Addiction

STEM4 is a charity specialising in supporting people with mental health issues.

This section of their website focusses on supporting young people with addiction, and includes ‘4 steps to change’

There is also helpful information on how to recover from addiction: ‘How to Bounce and Not Break’.

Addiction

Addiction isn’t a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover. The disease is caused by a variety of factors and leads to long-term negative consequences that could be deadly. Effective treatment for drug addiction and behaviour addictions exist to help addicts recover.

App / online service

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.