Adolescent and Families Drug and Alcohol Service for Hertfordshire (AFDASH)

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The Adolescent & Families Drug and Alcohol Service for Hertfordshire (AFDASH) works with anyone under 18 years old in Hertfordshire who has issues/problems with their own drug/alcohol use. AFDASH is a county-wide service so no matter where you are in Hertfordshire we can see you. We offer free and confidential one-to-one advice, support and specialist help if needed. If you want to quit or reduce using drugs or if you want accurate information we can help you.

What is AFDASH?
The Adolescent and Families Drug and Alcohol Service (AFDASH) team offers free confidential advice, support, specialist assessment and treatment to young people under 18 with drug and/or alcohol problems who live in or attend school in Hertfordshire or have a Hertfordshire GP.

How do you contact us?
You can contact us directly using the telephone number below or you can text or email us. We can meet you anywhere as long as it's safe. This can be with someone else, e.g. parents, friend or another professional, or on your own.

What age range do we work with?
The age category catered for is 11-18 (specialist AFDASH young people would need to be assessed before their 18th birthday).

The team works in close co-operation and partnership with other key providers of services to young people including:

  • Families First Triage Panels
  • Youth Justice Services
  • Children Looked After Services
  • Targeted Youth Support Teams and Intensive Families First Teams
  • Schools and school partnerships
  • Mental Health Services, GPs and A&E Departments
  • Sexual Health Services
  • YC Hertfordshire
  • Police
  • Voluntary sector organisations

The partners work to reduce drug and alcohol related harm in young people.

The service welcomes telephone enquiries to offer advice and information as well as to inform callers about what services there are locally to help young people in Hertfordshire or their parents/carers.


Venue: Downs Farm Centre, 2a McDonald Court, High View, Hatfield AL10 8HR

Age Range: 11-18

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
AFDASH is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Evening meetings by arrangement.

Booking Info: Unknown

PDF: A-DASH leaflet 2015

Organisation: Adolescent and Families Drug and Alcohol Service for Hertfordshire A-DASH, tel: 01992 531917, Text 07770 537227, email:, website: click here...

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