Directory Category: Addiction Support

Addiction Support

The IYSS incorporates the following teams

Youth Offending Service
Connexions Team
Targeted Youth Support team
Young Persons Drug and Alcohol Team
Teenage Pregnancy
Community Engagement
Streets Ahead

Southend Youth Offending Service – aims to prevent offending and re-offending. We work with children and young people at risk of offending and those receiving as Reprimand, Final Warning or Court Order. We also work in partnership with Neighbourhood Policing Teams to deliver street based outreach offering young people viable and attractive alternatives to anti-social and criminal behaviour. (

Connexions – offer advice and guidance on career choices, training and support in finding employment for young people up to 19. The service works in partnership with schools, colleges and training providers to ensure the best support is available. Connexions Personal Advisers also offer one to one support to help young people overcome any barriers that are preventing them moving into learning, training or work. (

Targeted Youth Support – Focuses on providing both outreach and centre based activities for those hard to reach and vulnerable young people including dedicated provision for young Carers and children with disabilities

Teenage Pregnancy – we offer advice and support to girls aged 18 and under who are pregnant or helping young parents to remain in education, training or employment. We work with services such as young mums groups; BUMPS ante-natal groups, Family Nurse Partnership, cooking4life, parenting programmes, children’s centres and offer contraception advice for the future.

Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Team (YPDAT) – provide drug and alcohol treatment services for under 21s in Southend.  The service provides help for all types of substance use.  Appointments are made within 5 working days and young people can be seen within the environment which best suits their needs.  Parent or carer support is also available.  (

Streets Ahead are a team of experienced professionals who can help you and your family beat some of the long standing and difficult challenges that you may be facing in everyday life. We know that every family is different but many face issues that make them feel they are trapped in a difficult situation.  Problems could include;

Trouble with the police
Children not going to school
Finding it hard to get a job
Not coping, getting anxious or depressed
Health problems
Difficult or abusive relationships

Many families tell us they know they need help but struggle to find the right help and as much as they try to break away from these problems it can be hard to see a positive future.  So we listen carefully to what you and your family say and agree with you what needs to happen to put you back on the right track. We believe that real and positive change can only happen by working with the whole family.  We will help you, your children and others in the family too. A dedicated worker will work with you and your family for as long as it takes.  They will be with you every step of the way with advice, guidance, motivation and support and often they will challenge you too.  We know that by making small changes at first your family can become stronger and more able to cope with the problems that life can throw at you.  We can be the difference that you are looking for.


01702 534300

Supporting individuals with addiction/substance misuse to overcome their issues, providing the following treatment and recovery intervention services to move forward towards sustained recovery

one to one support
Group interventions
Substance specific interventions
BBV Screening
Hospital drug and alcohol liaison
Pyschology service
Drug testing
Pharmacological interventions
Specialist prescribing interventions
Alcohol home detoxification service
Support with the underlying issues of substance misuse
Needle exchange
Parent and carers support

01702 431889
01702 353820

Treatment provision for people under 18, who live in Southend, to address their drug and/or alcohol misuse. YPDAT also provides a service for 18-21 year olds with drug misuse issues. This service will work with those who are misusing a wide range of subst

01702 534300

Help for anyone who has drinking problems and wants to stop drinking.

For details of local meetings visit

01904 644026

Worldwide fellowship provides understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers. Support for teenagers. Call confidential helpline for details of local meetings.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or has died.

020 7593 2070

Helpline for people with alcohol related problems.

Self-help groups practical advice and friendship for compulsive gamblers their families and friends. Southend Self help groups takes place every Friday from 20:15 to 22:00 at The Quaker Meeting House, 18 Dundonald Drive, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1NB

0330 094 0322

HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) is a charity organisation that provides services for the homeless. We are a team of trained professionals that are available to advise and support homeless people through resettlement and transition into independent living.

01702 615000

Help for anyone who has drug related problems and wants to be free from drug addiction. Local groups are operational adopting the “12 steps” towards recovery principle See website for local meeting times and locations.

Support service for those who wish to give up smoking patients may be referred or contact the service direct. Group and individual support offered and advice regarding aids to quit smoking.

01702 212000