Children's Services

Alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drug misuse in the home can constitute a serious risk to children. For example:

  • it may expose them to domestic violence, inappropriate behaviour or unsuitable visitors to the home
  • it may mean that the family's resources are being drained and there is inadequate food, heat or clothing for the children

  • children may be put at risk as passengers in a car driven by a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • it may mean that children have direct access to harmful substances.

If someone needs help with an alcohol or drug problem in Hampshire they can access treatment services and support for adults or young people.

Further information on the services available for adults and young people and how to access support along with links to more help and advice is available at; Support for drug and alcohol problems.