Adolescence is a challenging and demanding period where youths shape their personality and future. This is also a period of risk taking where boundaries can be pushed and pulled; substance misuse including Alcohol can be a normalised behaviour during this period of discovery.While not all substance misuse is problematic, it can lead to consequences and difficulty in other aspects of life. CSMT have a nonjudemental outlook on substance misuse but also believe that substance misuse negativiely impacts on the potential of all youths.
If you feel you are at risk or having difficulty coping or are impacted by someone else’s substance misuse, we can help:
Concerned About Your Own Use?
Answer these brief questions and contact CSMT if you require any support:
- Do you think your use of drugs/alcohol is out of control?
- Does the prospect of not taking drugs/alcohol make you anxious or worried?
- Do you worry about your use of drugs/alcohol?
- Do you wish you could stop?
- Do your friends or family members use drugs?
- How difficult did you find it to stop or go without drugs/alcohol?
- Is there consequences to your alcohol/drug use (Gossip et al 1995)
Contact CMST on the listed numbers or email(firstname.lastname@example.org). CSMT requires parental consent for all youths under 18 to utilise the service.
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