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Under 18 Support

We have special support for people aged under 18. This support is for anyone who might need advice or guidance around their own drug use, or if they want support and someone to talk to about someone else’s drug use.

Support for you

DECCA provide drug and alcohol treatment as well as education for young people in Sandwell up to the age of 18.

Worried about a friend?

Sometimes people who have a drug problem don’t think they have or they refuse to believe it. If you think a friend has a problem with drugs, you can talk to someone who can help you. Talking to someone about their drug behaviours can be really difficult and they may not want to listen or talk to you about it. The best thing you can do is to be there for them and encourage them to change.

Worried about a family member?

If you are concerned about someone else’s drug use you can speak to someone confidentially and get information that might be able to help you. Your GP will be able to give advice and talk you through support options available, and our Healthy Sandwell team will be able to signpost you to local support and services too.

Are you feeling pressure to take drugs?

Lots of people feel under pressure to take drugs, especially if your friends are experimenting with new substances. The reality is most people don’t take drugs! Do some research on different drugs and speak to wider circles of friends and even family about their thoughts. Knowing your mind and feeling informed about different substances will help you make decisions about drug use.

True friends won’t pressure you to take drugs and respect your decision to say no.


Still need help?

Send an enquiry to our friendly Healthy Sandwell team.

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