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Drug and alcohol help and support for young people

If you are concerned about your own use of drugs and alcohol or worried about a family member or friend, this page gives you advice on how to get help and support.

County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services 

County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services are discreet and confidential. You can access them through your GP or health and social care professional referral or you can refer yourself.

Help and support is available through County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services. There's more information on the effects of alcohol on young people and parents' guide at What's the Harm.

What happens after being referred?

A member of the service will contact you and arrange an appointment. You will be assessed and offered support and treatment by trained staff including nurses, counsellors, and recovery workers. One-to-one support is also available with trained ex-service users as their lived experience means they have a good understanding of your needs.

The package of care and support will be personalised around your needs and recovery. 

Your family/carer can also receive dedicated support. Overcoming dependency requires a high level of personal responsibility, but is very seldom achieved without a supportive network of family, friends or the recovery community.

Useful websites

Contact us
County Durham drug and alcohol recovery services
03000 266 666
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5TS