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Young Peoples Drug and Alcohol Service: The Edge

Help and advice about drugs and alcohol for young people

The Edge offers a non-judgemental and confidential service for young people up to the age of 18, who have drug or alcohol concerns, living in West Berkshire. The Edge is a really friendly environment where young people can feel relaxed and safe. The Edge is in Newbury town centre, but a worker can see young people at school, home or anywhere else they feel comfortable.The Edge logo
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How does The Edge help young people?

The service:

- provides support, information and advice for young people in a friendly setting
- raises awareness of drug and alcohol issues to minimise harm
- works with young people to offer a user-friendly and open-door service across West Berkshire
- offers a range of projects and programmes to assist young people and their families in making positive changes

Referring a person to The Edge

If you, or someone you know, needs help from the, get in touch:

Telephone: 01635 582002

Email: theedge@westberks.gov.uk

Come and see us at Merchant House, Newbury.

If you are a professional and you want to refer a young person to the service, please complete doc icon the Edge Referral Form [469kb] and also pdf icon the Edge Screening Tool [80kb].

Visit Talk to FRANK for honest information about drugs.

We've also produced some leaflets that give you more information about drugs and alcohol:

pdf icon The Edge Leaflet [1Mb]pdf icon Acupuncture Leaflet [872kb]
pdf icon Alcohol Leaflet [1Mb]pdf icon Cannabis Leaflet [1Mb]
pdf icon Cocaine Leaflet [966kb]pdf icon Ketamine Leaflet [1Mb]
pdf icon New Psychoactive Substances Leaflet [1Mb]pdf icon Opiods Leaflet [927kb]
pdf icon Snorting Leaflet [966kb]pdf icon Spice Leaflet [1Mb]
pdf icon Volatile Substance Abuse Leaflet [709kb]pdf icon Xanax Leaflet [1Mb]