Although research has indicated that the number of teenagers drinking has declined in recent years, it also suggests that those who do drink are consuming more alcohol, more often (NHS report, Drug use, Smoking and Alcohol Use Amongst Young People, 2007). This makes it more important to discuss alcohol issues with young people.
These pages offer advice and guidance on broaching alcohol issues as well as providing links to other sources of information.
|Open Access Service|
The first point of contact to access treatment services from the 1st October 2012 is the Open Access Service run by SMART. They can be contacted on 01296 337717 (Aylesbury) or 01494 474804 (High Wycombe).
|The Buckinghamshire 24/7 Helpline can be contacted by calling 0800 032 0666.|
Discussing Alcohol with Young People