Are you under 18?

Whether you're using alcohol or drugs yourself, or you're being affected by someone else's use, we can provide you with free and confidential support.

If you are under 18 you can visit Rife Guide, the ultimate guide to what's on and where to access advice and support in Bristol. You can find out what support and events we have on offer, as well as search a range of other services for support around issues such as mental health and sexual health.

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Advice for young people

The internet is packed with places offering misleading or ill-informed advice and information on alcohol and drugs. To help you separate fact from the fiction, we've made a list of useful websites, blogs, apps, videos and other support services.

If you use our services you can also find out how to provide us with feedback or make a complaint.

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Looking for support for a child or young person?

If you are a parent, carer or family member, or you work with young people in education, health, social or youth services, find out what support we can offer young people.

Support for young people using alcohol or drugs

Our Bristol Youth Links team work across Bristol in schools, colleges, training academies, alternative learning provisions and other youth services to provide support and advice to children who are using alcohol or drug. Find out about our 1-to-1 sessions and group workshops that can help young people deal with problems early, before these can get in the way of them achieving their potential.

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Support for young people affected by a family member's alcohol or drug use

We have a range of support available for young people who are affected by a parent or other family member's alcohol or drug use. Find out about support offered by our Children Affected By Substances (CABS) service, our youth groups and youth mentoring.

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