As the plethora of NPS’s and other drugs available to our young people expands, Youth Interventions believe that we have an ethical duty to respond to the needs of our young people who are developing substance misuse problems and/or psychological and physical dependencies.
Substance misuse brings about many other consequences: relationship breakdowns, financial pressures and deteriorating mental health. And sometimes you don’t even know you’re in it – until you are right in it.
In response to this, and in conjunction with the Scottish Government’s strategy towards both illicit drug and alcohol use in young people, Youth Interventions have developed a service that facilitates both the recovery and harm reduction of the young people of Scotland.
It is rarely the case, if ever, that the substance is the problem. Substance misuse is mostly used to mask emotional pain, and that is the basis that we work from. We work across the different domains of the young person’s life, building up their “recovery capital” and helping them to create manageability when it feels like life is unmanageable.
Life on life’s terms is hard. We’ll walk beside you for a while and help you to build up positive coping strategies and resilience, improve your sense of self, build a more positive perception of the world around you, and mentally “tool you up” for those inevitable times that life kicks us when we’re down.
Using up to date evidence based practice we use a variety of recovery tools to create a person centred individually tailored recovery plan for every young person with whom we work.
Together we’ll work across the domains of the young person’s lives, helping them to build up their recovery capital, while reducing their use of drugs.
Our approach is different because we know that when we’re working with young people and trying to help them change behaviour patterns and thought processes, we have to accept that it’s not the same as working with an adult.
If you are, or know a young person who is affected by inter-generational or independent drug/alcohol misuse, then we can help.
Let’s work to find other solutions.