Blackburn with Darwen Public Health team wants any young person who feels that their relationship with drugs or alcohol is becoming, or already is, a problem to get the help, advice and support that they need. The public health team offers a service providing drug and alcohol support for young people up to 25 years old.

Drug addiction and alcohol misuse can significantly impact the health of a young adult, including their health, education, employment and relationships with others. This Substance Misuse service for young people gives them the information they need to make informed choices.

Drug And Alcohol Support For Young People In Blackburn With Darwen

Where a young person needs more specific support with drug and alcohol issues, the services has trained professionals in our Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Team who can help.

image depicting woman smoking illegal substance to illustrate drug and alcohol abuse support for young people in Blackburn with Darwen

The local drug and alcohol support for young people is experienced, professional, friendly and non-judgemental. The service is designed for younger adults, accessible to anyone and is free of charge.

The aim is to provide a personalised package of drug and alcohol support options that will help our young people understand and begin to tackle their substance misuse issues.

We understand that some young people may just need advice and information, this is always available and, importantly, it might prevent problems getting worse.

Advice is also available to help people remain drug or alcohol free.

The service is available to family members and concerned others who may be worried about someone else’s substance use.

If you would like to utilise the drug and alcohol support for young people, please visit the site below:

Early Break

Further Support

BeWellBwD also provides drug and alcohol abuse support for adults and seniors.

BeWellBwD is Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Public Health website.

It was designed to promote the variety of services that the public health team offers. These services are funded by the Public Health Grant given to each local authority by the central government. These services are for the residents of Blackburn and Darwen, across the three life courses: