Drug and alcohol support service (DASS)


"A free and confidential service for young people up to the age of 25"

What we offer
Face-to-face meetings for young people

A worker from DASS can meet a young person in a variety of places such as their home, school, family hub, youth club or even a coffee shop.

We also run confidential drop-in sessions at the DASS building (55 Kingston Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, PO2 7DP). These are on Monday and Tuesday evenings between 5.30-8pm

Drop-in sessions for parents

The service also offers confidential, supportive drop-in sessions for Portsmouth parents who have concerns or questions. This can be around their child’s substance use, or potential use of drugs or alcohol. These run from DASS building every 3rd Monday of the month between 1pm-3pm.

Training for professionals and schools

DASS provides training to organisations and staff who work with young people to offer substance misuse support. If you are part of a team and would like to arrange for one of our trainers to deliver at your place of work, please reach out for more information: DASS@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

We also offer Drug and Alcohol Awareness training twice a year. You can book on this through learning support team – if you don’t have access to this you can contact us directly at DASS@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

You can learn more about our support for professionals here.

A confidential service
The service is confidential in line with safeguarding policies. This means the worker would only discuss the young person with others if there was a risk of serious harm, and they would normally discuss this with the young person first if possible.

DASS encourages parent involvement, but only where a young person is comfortable with this – it’s not a requirement to access support.

Opening Hours:

Drop-ins and events
Young Person – open access Monday and Tuesday evenings, 5.30-8pm
Parent/Carer Support – Every third Monday of the month, 1-3pm
The drop-in sessions take place at the DASS building (55 Kingston Road, Fratton, Portsmouth, PO2 7DP).


Phone Number:
023 9288 2593

Further Information

Age Ranges:

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