Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Schools have an important role to play in tackling substance misuse. Alcohol and cannabis continue to be the most used substances among young people; there has also been an increase in young people taking different drugs together, often mixed with alcohol.

North Yorkshire Adult and Young People Drug and Alcohol Partnership Group, and Safer York Partnership Board, work closely with local partners and providers of services to manage and reduce the harmful effects that drug and alcohol misuse cause to individuals and communities, reduce drug and alcohol related crime, and promote recovery.

Local Services for Children and Young People in North Yorkshire

Information and support around substance misuse can be sought from the 5-19 Healthy Child Service Team and the Prevention Service Team in your area. NHS Choices also provides helpful resources and further information on a range of drug and alcohol topics.