Strive Substance Support Service

Strive Substance Support Team are a partnership between Hillcrest Futures and The Corner. The service provides support to young people aged 12-21 who are affected by substances and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The service offers holistic health and well-being checks, provides 1:1 emotional support, support with reducing substance use and harm reduction education. The service provides a whole family approach and has a dedicated family support worker. 

If you are concerned about your own drug use, please click this link for the Strive self referral form.


If you work with a young person you can complete and submit the form below.

SubstanceOureachReferral Form1


Drugs affect us in all sorts of different ways depending on what people have taken. Mixing alcohol and drugs can be very dangerous; see the Alcohol section on our website for more information.

Drugs also change how we make decisions. This can put you at risk of harm, making silly decisions or being a victim of crime because someone can see you are vulnerable.

There is no longer such a thing as legal highs as drug laws have changed. These are now classed as new Psychoactive Substances (NPS).



Listed below are further resources and information: 

Drugs Penalties – sentencing for taking, carrying, making and supplying drugs

Types of Drugs – The Drugs Wheel

Mind – A to Z of psychiatric drugs

FRANK – honest information about drugs

NHS Substance Misuse Service – help to recover

Sexual Health Tayside and Blood Borne Viruses – safer drug use to reduce harm

Young Scot – basic facts about mixing drugs and alcohol

Hillcrest – improving quality of life

We Are With You – talk about alcohol, drugs or mental health

Choices for Life – Police Scotland information on the dangers of smoking, alcohol and drugs

Fast Forward – information and education

CREW – spreading knowledge on drugs, reducing harm

Know The Score – find out the real facts about drugs