Overusing drugs and/or alcohol or when they become a problem is called substance misuse/abuse. When we talk about ‘substances’ we don’t just mean illegal ones that most of us have heard of, such as cocaine or heroin. This also includes legal or prescription substances such as tobacco and pain medication.
Substance abuse can lead to problems with relationships, from placing stress on our families to creating difficulties with our friends. It can also cause or make existing mental health problems worse.
Check out the links below for help and support.
Local support available
Barod Choices Swansea supports 11 – 25 year olds who either want support for their own substance use, or if they’ve been affected by someone else’s substance use.
Barod Choices Swansea are based in Info-Nation.
Tel: 01792 472002
Live chat is available.Visit Barod Choices' website
Switch is WCADA’s young person’s substance use service offering free and confidential advice, information and support to young people aged 11 – 25 in the Neath Port Talbot area.
They support those who are using and those who are affected by someone else’s use.
Tel: 01639 633630Visit Switch's website