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Drug & alcohol support for under 18s in Midlands

The MYDAS service is still working with young people during COVID-19


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MYDAS (Midlands Youth Drug and Alcohol Support), a drug and alcohol support service for young people under 18, have said that they are continuing to take referrals to their service throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

MYDAS understand that young people and their families continue to need support during the pandemic, and they are there to support any young people dealing with drug and alcohol issues either themselves or within the home.

Getting support from MYDAS

MYDAS are currently working with young people from the following areas:

  • Laois
  • Offaly
  • Longford
  • Westmeath

MYDAS offer information and advice to young people and their families dealing with issues around drugs and alcohol, provide counselling and family support, and work with young people directly to support them through treatment.

Drug & alcohol support during COVID-19

MYDAS are currently offering support through:

  • A referral system - you can refer yourself or someone else by calling (057) 935 1691 or emailing mydas@extern.org
  • Video and phone counselling to young people and their families
  • Providing information and updates on social media

Information on drugs & alcohol

Need to talk?

  • Get anonymous support 24/7 with our text message support service
  • Connect with a trained volunteer who will listen to you, and help you to move forward feeling better
  • Text SPUNOUT to 50808 to begin
  • Find out more about our text message support service
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Published June 22nd2020
Last updated Sep­tem­ber 18th2020
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