DAISY Drug and Alcohol Intervention Service for Youth

Support for young people to reduce the harm caused by substance use

Area Ballymena, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Omagh, Northern Ireland wide, Southern Heath & Social Care Trust , Northern Health & Social Care Trust , Belfast Health & Social Care Trust , Western Health & Social Care Trust , South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust , Limavady, Enniskillen, Strabane, Magherafelt, Cookstown, Antrim, Larne, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Newtownabbey, Bangor, Lisburn, Downpatrick, Newtownards
Age Range11-25
Concern Category Drugs and/or alcohol

About the Service

DAISY provides information and advice on the effects of alcohol and drugs and works with clients on a one-to-one basis to reduce the harm caused by substance use. Our staff help clients to reduce risk taking behaviors, to sustain positive changes in their lives and to have healthier relationships.

Interventions provided:

  • Brief interventions.
  • Therapeutic mentoring.
  • Counselling.
  • Therapeutic group work.
  • Family support.
  • Family systemic work.
  • Therapeutic play skills.
  • Auricular Acupuncture.
  • Harm reduction and risk management.


Quote from service user:

“DAISY helped me to see that my drug use was out of control and impacting on my relationships. They listened to me and supported me to reduce my drug use and get back in touch with my family.”

Daisy East: Belfast, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust , South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust , Bangor, Lisburn, Downpatrick, Newtownards

Daisy North: Ballymena, Northern Health & Social Care Trust , Magherafelt, Cookstown, Antrim, Larne, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Newtownabbey

Daisy West: Derry/Londonderry, Omagh, Western Health & Social Care Trust , Limavady, Enniskillen, Strabane


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DAISY is a partnership between Start360 and ASCERT.


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