Substance Misuse Service Raises Awareness

  • A substance misuse service has joined up with Rotherham United Football Club to help support young people with drug and alcohol problems.

    Rotherham's 'Know the Score' provides drug treatment and relapse prevention for children and young people up to the age of 19 who have problematic drug and alcohol use.  The service is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, including a psychiatrist, mental health nurse, social workers and project workers.  The service provides practical advice, education and support, as well as psychological and physical treatments (drug and alcohol detox).  

    Know the Score covers the whole Rotherham area and has sponsored Rotherham United Football Club's fixture list in a bid to raise the profile of the service.

    Along with thise, Know the Score has also started a running club to add further focus for youngsters involved in the programme as part of a bid to create a more improved and joined-up service.

    Kate Boulton, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS FoundationTrust worker, said: ".

    It's good for us to be able to be involved with Rotherham United as they can provide a focus for youngsters. Some people fall into substance abuse due to not having anything else to focus their attentions on.

    Paul Raynor, Rotherham United assistant manager, said:

    It's great to see the work the Know the Score workers are doing for youngsters across our area. You can see their enthusiasm for the work they're doing and what it means to them. Youngsters need interests and the running club they set up sounds very good as well, as it keeps them fit and healthy as well as helping them.

    To contact the Know the Score service you can call 01709 836047.

    Source and more information available here.

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