Northumberland's Substance Misuse Service for under 18's.

Sorted are Substance Misuse services for young people in Northumberland (substances apply to all legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, volatile substances and over the counter and prescription drugs). Sorted are made up of specialist workers and health staff.

The Service provides intervention for children and young people up to age 18 within the Northumberland area. The primary aim of the service is to provide direct harm reduction work with young people and focused intervention for those who required individual treatment programs or support with transition. Young people are supported to stop using substances and reduce the associated risks from substance misuse, both to themselves and to their communities.  They are supported to achieve good physical and emotional health and wellbeing.  
Young people up to 18 can access the service which offers:

  • 1-2-1 individual support.
  • Be strictly confidential, whilst adhering to safeguarding requirements.
  • Young person must consent to any referral made.  
  • Referral to other services with young persons  permission.
  • Support to reduce / stop using
  • Always act in best interests of young person.
  • Multi - agency partnerships
  • Give factual, unbiased information to young people about their substance use.
Please follow the link below to download the SORTED Screening Tool:

SORTED Screening Tool
Sorted Young Peoples Drug & Alcohol Services Northumberland Adolescent Service Northumbria House Cramlington NE23 6UR Tel: 01670 536400