YSAS is the largest Youth Drug and Alcohol organisation in Victoria working with vulnerable young people ensuring they have access to residential withdrawal units, outreach and counselling support and residential rehabilitation. While YSAS does amazing on the ground work with young people that is not the only work they do. YSAS has an amazing range of online supports, resources and educational tools.
Dealing with substance use issues in schools can be daunting, confronting and challenging. By bringing in an external expert a school allows evidence- based information and professional guidance to be shared throughout the school community.
Working with young people can bring on a full range of emotions in a days work. It’s critical that the Youth AOD workforce is supported, offered professional development and the opportunity to better understand young people.
For many people during their adolescent (teen) years drugs and alcohol will be introduced to their circle of friends. It is normal for young people to start questioning drug and alcohol safety, the risks involved and begin voicing their concerns to their friends or loved ones.