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Substance misuse

All young people are assessed for any substance misuse issues when they come into contact with Staffordshire Youth Offending Service.

Where substance misuse issues have been identified further screening takes place by our substance misuse workers. The service provides a range of tailored one to one and group programmes to support and enable young people to tackle substance misuse problems.

TANKED - Teaching Alcohol Knowledge Keeps Everyone Drier

This is a basic education package aiming to raise young peoples awareness of facts, risks and social issues surrounding alcohol use and to look at the consequences of drinking too much.

The objectives are:

  • To provide young people with accurate information to allow an informed choice, relating to the use of alcohol.
     
  • To provide information about alcohol use that will reduce harm to self and the wider community.
     
  • To enable young people to identify the links between alcohol and offending.

This resource was developed and created by Staffordshire Youth Offending workers. 

Absolutely Tanked

This programme is for young people with more serious substance misuse problems.

It's aim is to highlight the dangers alcohol misuse and binge drinking can have physically and psychologically. To raise awareness around the impact alcohol has on crime and disorder in society. The objectives are:

  • To enable young people to identify the risks to health binge/heavy use of alcohol.
     
  • To enable young people to identify links between alcohol and related crime and the associated consequences with the law.
     
  • To provide information through interactive exercises on alcohol related issues to help young people to make responsible decisions.

This resource was developed and created by Staffordshire Youth Offending Workers. 

HEMP - Hash Education Means Prevention

This is an information pack aimed at tackling cannabis useage.

  • Cannabis and the Law
     
  • The effects of cannabis
     
  • Facts, risks and managing cannabis use

This resource was developed and created by Staffordshire Youth Offending workers. 

Driving the 'Buzz' to Death Pack 

  • This resource pack provides information relating to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
     
  • Looks at the effects it has on friends, family and the wider community.

This resource pack was developed and created by:

Message in a Bottle

The following is used in a group setting:

  • To raise all young people's awareness of alcohol and substances that will reduce harm to themselves and the wider community.
     
  • To encourage young people to make responsible decisions.
     
  • Provide a group situation to develop young people's social skills of sharing, leadership, communication, building trust and managing conflict.

This resource was developed and created by Staffordshire Youth Offending workers.

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