Service Update – 20th March 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all our lives, many services will have stopped or will be running on reduced capacity. Due to the ever-changing guidelines and advice we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contact information of services in our directory at this time.

Young People Substance Use Service (YPSUS)

Contact Details

Phone Number :
0131 529 6700

Email :
ypsus@edinburgh.gov.uk

Address :
82 - 86 Great Junction Street Edinburgh

Post Code :
EH6 5LL

The Young People Substance Use Service (YPSUS) is a partnership of Edinburgh agencies working with young people (up to the age of 21) who use drugs (including alcohol)

What we offer

  • Advice and information: accurate and factual information about drugs and alcohol.
  • One to one support: We offer a range of holistic support and will work with young people to explore what will best meet their needs. This includes creating a safe, confidential space for young people to talk to a worker about their concerns, set goals and/ or explore positive coping mechanisms
  • Treatment: NHS Lothian’s Adolescence Substance Use Service (ASUS) offers medical treatment for young people who are using drugs (including alcohol).

How to access the service:

Young people can make contact themselves, be referred by a professional or come to a drop in. You can contact the Young People Substance Use Service on 0131 529 6700 during office hours or email ypsus@edinburgh.gov.uk. or directly approach one of the individual services which make up the partnership:

Services Offered

  • Young Persons Alcohol Treatment
  • Young Persons Drug Treatment

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