Are you struggling with smoking cannabis? Drinking too much? Are you using other drugs and need some support to stop or get it all under control?

Is your relationship with your family being affected by your drink or drug use, are you missing school or getting into trouble?

Do you ever feel like you have no-one who understands or can help you with what you are thinking or feeling?

If so, then YADAS may be able to help.

Our YADAS (Young Adults Drug & Alcohol Service) in Poole has a fully equipped team of professional staff ready to engage with young people aged 10 to 24 who live in Poole and have drug and/or alcohol problems. However big or small you feel the problem might be, the YADAS team offers a full range of treatment options, from 1 to 1 advice, counselling, group work and detoxification if needed.

The service is set up to offer appointments in locations suitable and convenient to the young person. This could be within the school, home, youth club, advice centres or any other location suitable for the young person.

It is quick and simple to make a referral, just pick up the phone and refer yourself if you are under 19, or ask a professional to make the referral for you.

Upon receipt of your referral, YADAS will make contact with you to arrange an initial appointment. At this appointment, the key worker will talk to you about what the service offers and make another appointment with you to get further information to inform a treatment package to meet your needs. You will then be offered weekly appointments to work towards the goals set in your care plan.

All discussions are confidential and it is only in certain circumstances that any confidentiality may need to be broken to protect you from harm, but this will always be discussed with you first.

YADAS also offers the opportunity to become involved in social activities, education packages and aftercare support to allow for the best possible outcomes for your future.

Our office is based in Parkstone, Poole, but all of our appointments with young people are delivered in the local community.

Office hours are from 8.30am to 4.30pm, but appointments are made at times convenient to you. This may be after school, college or work in a convenient location.

If you would like to make a referral, please contact our helpline on 01202 741414 or contact us using the Contact Us page on website or via the live chat. Your enquiry will be treated in confidence.

Other online support is available through:

If you want someone to understand or advice to help a friend? We're here for you. Free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support. We're here to help! 


  • EDAS Young Peoples Team
    54a Ashley Road
    BH14 9BN 
  • Tel: 01202 741414 
  • Fax 01202 741411 
  • Email:

Click here to download the YP Online Referral Form


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