Alcohol Support & Education

Stand up if you know anyone that has ever had a sip of alcohol?

Is everyone standing up? That’s what we thought…

Alcohol is something that affects all of us, whether we choose to drink or not. At the Junction, we offer information and support around alcohol (and all things related) for young people. We do this through:

Let’s get things straight first: we are not here to tell you what to do. Our information and support is there to help you learn all of the facts, to give you a safe space to talk about alcohol related issues and to help keep you safe if you choose to drink.

Young people who have used the service have said:


“It’s a nice social place, it can help with things like drugs, alcohol, its a space to learn”

The staff at the Junction are helpful & understand you & don’t make you feel under pressure”

“I liked the fact it was confidential and that I could talk about anything. The staff were very supportive and understanding”

If you would like to find out more information or to access support you can do this by popping into one of our Drop-Ins or by getting in touch and making a referral.

Fake IDs issue among British and American youth

There is a growing problem of fake ID use among young people in Britain and USA. Fake IDs are used by underage persons to buy alcohol, tobacco and in certain states of America, even legal marijuana. Fake IDs are easy to get online, due to democratization of technology, anonymous cryptocurrency payments and globalization of world economy. Youngsters often use alcohol as an escape from everyday problems. Likewise, they want to socialize in company of their older peers and visit bars, clubs and music venues with age control policy. That's where fake identification cards come to the rescue, despite known scams. However, many students do not realize that by using a fake identification document they add felony to misdemeanor and thus can irreversibly damage their future. If you developed a drinking problem or need a legal help after being caught with false ID, The Junction Youth center can provide guidance and advice (more questions answered here).