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a review of the evidence 2006. A new review is expected in 2011- we will update it when this is out.
Substance Misuse

People with substance misuse difficulties are addicted to, or being harmed by, their use of drugs or alcohol.
Motivational Interviewing
Likely to help
Having conversations which focus on the advantages and disadvantages of changing your behaviour.
Can help people limit or stop their drug and alcohol intake.
Multi-systemic Therapy
Likely to help
Systemic Family Therapy
Very likely to help


"I have been told about techniques I can use to help myself"
Bryn, aged 16
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Note!
  • You may have been told you have one or more of the difficulties.
  • You are not alone. Millions of children and young people in the UK have difficulties like these at any one time. 
  • If you want to know more, or to talk to someone about a particular worry or difficulty, try useful information and resources.  
Remember!
  • We are all different; what helps others may not help you.
  • You may need to try more than one thing.
  • Never be afraid to ask questions or to tell people how you are finding things.
  • Our knowledge is still growing - check these links for the latest info.
  • There may be other ways of helping not yet tested by scientists that might help you.