Provider Details

Contact Details

Provider
Spotlight Youth Centre
Telephone No

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 0 To 25

Address Details

Street Number
Spotlight Youth Centre
Street
30 Hay Currie Street
Town
London
Postcode
E14 6GN

Description

Service Description

Substance misuse:

Drinking alcohol above the recommended limits can increase your risk of illness and lead to a wide range of health problems including cancers, strokes, heart attacks and increased accidents. Alcohol misuse has also been associated with risky sexual behaviour and work absenteeism. If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, alcohol often makes it worse.

New alcohol guidelines:

The alcohol limit for men has been lowered to be the same as for women. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) guideline for both men and women is that:

• You are safest not to drink regularly more than 14 units per week. This is to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level
• If you do drink as much as 14 units week it is best to spread this evenly across the week

Drug misuse is when a person regularly takes one or more drugs to change their mood, emotion or state of consciousness. During 2010/11, there were 1,630 drug users in effective treatment in Tower Hamlets. However, there are still significant proportions (20 per cent) estimated not to be accessing treatment.

Work we are doing locally to tackle this issue:

Public Health works closely with the Tower Hamlets Drugs and Alcohol Action Team to prevent and reduce the negative consequences from alcohol and drug misuse. Some of the work that Public Health undertakes includes:
• expanding the provision of drug and alcohol education in primary and secondary schools
• supporting a new model for child and adolescent substance misuse treatment
• tackling substance misuse related violence and antisocial behaviour
• improving our understanding of the profile of drug and alcohol related harm

Services:

If you are worried about your drinking or drug use, please see your GP. There are a range of specialist services in the borough that you can also access. These services provide a variety of support including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment. The services listed are accessible for the families and carers of substance misusers, as well as substance misusers themselves.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Lifeline provides substance misuse (including alcohol) related information, advice and therapeutic interventions to young people under 19 years of age.

Costs

Cost
Free

Opening Times

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 17:00

Questions & Answers

Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Yes
Has A Service Description?
Yes
Registered For 2 Year Old Grant
No

Further Information

Provider Type
Health Services
Delivery Channels
In Person Telephone
How to Contact
In Person Telephone
Eligibility Criteria
Tier 2: Targeted
Available Facilities
Information Desk
Referral Criteria
By Appointment Only None (Self-referral)

Details last updated

Last Updated
15 August 2017