Parental Substance Use

Young People Affected by Parental Substance Use Service

We have a new service at the Junction for young people who are, or think they might be, affected by parents who use alcohol or drugs. We can offer information and support around things like

For the first meeting we can agree to meet you in a place you feel comfortable and at a time that suits you, which gives us a chance to tell you about the service. Then you can choose if you want to use the service or not.

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).