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Drug and alcohol services for young people

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Motiv8 is a service for young people who need help with substance misuse:

Motiv8 can help by

  • Supporting young people aged 17 and under who are using drugs and/or alcohol
  • Providing confidential one-to-one support sessions
  • Meeting you at a convenient place of your choice
  • Giving advice and information on drugs and alcohol and other helpful organisations
  • Providing services for pregnant young women who are using drugs and/or alcohol
  • Helping you get access to medical support
  • Advising you on how to live healthier
  • Helping young people understand the risks of taking drugs and alcohol
  • Supporting young people and act on your behalf when talking to school/college/family
  • Helping your family understand how they can help you
  • Helping you access other support services

Contact details

  • Tel: 0800 169 6136
  • Email info@dhimotiv8.org.uk
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
  • If you feel that you need emergency help phone 999 and/or call your doctor.

If you believe that a child is at risk from a parent or carer who appears to be incapacitated by substance misuse/mental instability and you cannot safeguard them in any other way you must contact the police by dialling 999 immediately.

Go to the Families Plus page (internal link) for more information about support for families who need help with substance misuse.

More information about drugs and alcohol

  • You can talk to your school nurse or a trusted teacher who will help you find out what would best help
  • You can go to your Doctor
  • You could look at the NHS Choices website which offers useful information for teen boys and girls aged 15-18

You can contact one of the many help sites available nationally such as

  • Talk to Frank - confidential drug advice
  • The Line - especially for young people, you can text on  07786 511111 or call on 0800 51 11 11 or webtalk
  • Childline - 0800 1111 - if you want to talk to someone about what is worrying you at any time of the night and day
  • ADFAM - 0207 553 7640 or admin@adfam.org.uk – if you want to talk a specialist about a family member who is using drugs and/or alcohol
  • Drugscope - D World

Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: motiv8@wiltshire.gov.uk

0800 169 6136

Out of hours:
Postal Address:

Public Health
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
BA14 8JN

In Person:

Last updated: 27 May 2016



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