The Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Team is commissioned to provide treatment for substance misuse to young people under the age of 18. YPDAT also provides service for young adults 18-21 years old with an established pathway to adult services but will not be working with those who are misusing opiates and/or crack cocaine or are alcohol dependent. Those will be referred to STARS Southend Treatment and Recovery Service (CGL) – Adult Services.

Services provided

  • Screening, Identification and Brief interventions
  • Comprehensive Substance Use Assessment followed by Recovery Care Plan
  • Psychosocial interventions including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Informed Therapy and Relapse Prevention
  • Group Intervention Programmes
  • Recovery Group Support
  • Counselling
  • Acupuncture
  • Support accessing stop smoking service

Location & Contact Details


Civic 2

Victoria Avenue




Opening Times

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Email Address


01702 534300 & 01702 534785