Support Options for Young People
Not all support options are about getting professional help. Support and understanding from others who have a lived experience of AOD issues can be helpful for some young people
WHAT IS PEER SUPPORT?
WHAT INTERVENTIONS CAN BE OFFERED THROUGH PEER SUPPORT?
Sense of community
Sharing of experiences
Peer education on harm reduction
WHICH YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BEST SUITED TO PEER SUPPORT?
Have high or severe AOD use
Are hard to reach
Are mistrustful of professionals.