Youth Drug and Alcohol Service – East Coast (YoDA E.C.)
YoDA EC is a service for anyone under 18 years of age experiencing any difficulties with alcohol or other drugs including Weed, Ecstasy, Cocaine, MDMA, Ketamine etc.
Our team specialises in drug and alcohol related difficulties. We are a multidisciplinary team which means all of us have specialities in drug and alcohol realated problems and mental health. Our team includes medical professionals like doctors and nurses, therapists, and family therapists. One key person is assigned to work with you and at times other team members may work with your family if necessary. We develop a plan with you; to help you address any issues you would like to work on.
with: Addiction Anger Anxiety Bullying Depression Eating problems Grief Loneliness Regret Relationships Sexuality/Gender Issues Stress Tired all the time
Age range: Under 18s
Time: No more than 10-14 days, usually within 7 days.
Do I need my parents permission if I'm under 18?: yes If you are under 16 years you need parental permission. We would encourage you though to include your parent/parents/carers as we work with them too and this makes a huge difference. We also give them skills so they can help and understand better.
How do I connect with your service?
You just need to ring our phone number. If you are under 16 years we would need permission from your parent to talk to us. Your parent or carer can ring us on your behalf or just give permission for us to talk to you. Or your parent/carer can make the appointment.
We aim to make it easy, so we can usually guarantee an appointment within 10 days.
We may not be always able to answer if you ring so please, please, leave a message with your number and we will ring you back as soon as we can (generally it will be the same day).
How have your services changed due to Coronavirus?
Our service has remained open throughout Covid. We are seeing people face-to-face with social distancing guidelines respected and we use all precautions recommended by the HSE. If you are not comfortable doing face-to-face we can do phone contact or video communication 1:1 via virtual media (like zoom ).
We are still taking new referrals.