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Information for Parents and Carers

Platform has a dedicated worker to work with parents/carers who are concerned about their child's substance misuse. Parents are offered informal sessions, usually taking place in their own homes. This maybe a one-off advice and information session or a number of more structured sessions looking at drug awareness, myths and misconceptions and signs and symptoms of drug misuse.

Every parent wants their child to be healthy and drug free, but many parents find it difficult to spot the symptoms of drug use. As you will see from some of the general symptoms listed below, many of these are commonly found in teenagers for totally innocent reasons. If you do find something which you think is linked to drugs then try not to panic. Take a look at the drug equipment section or phone PLATFORM and discuss your concerns. Some signs and symptoms include:
Remember! Some of the above may just be symptoms of your child growing up.

If you are a parent/carer who is concerned about your own drug use, there are adult services in Leeds that can support you.

Leeds Addiction Unit – 0113 2951 300
Multiple Choice – 0113 2456 616
Addiction Dependency Solutions – 0113 2470 111
Community Drug Treatment Services (West/North West Leeds) – 0113 2209 788

Covering East & North East, DISC - 0113 3060 700
Covering City & South, St Anne’s - 0113 236 6610
Covering West & North West, BARCA - 0113 220 9788

Samuel House, 6 St Albans St, London, SW1Y 4SQ, Alcohol and Your Child

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Samuel House, 6 St Albans St, London, SW1Y 4SQ
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Remember! If you have ANY concerns about your child in connection to substance misuse then call PLATFORM on 0113 2456 464. PLATFORM will support you every step of the way.
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