At Early Break we have our own doctor available to clients in each area. Our doctor has a special interest in working with young people who are using substances and have a wealth of experience of doing so. The Early Break doctors do not see every Early Break client; they only see the young people where it has been identified in their care plan that it would be appropriate for them to see the doctor or where a young person has requested it.
The Early Break doctors do more than prescribe medication. They can offer advice and treatment around medical issues which may or may not be related to substance use. The doctors are able to support us in educating young people about the health effects of using substances and can arrange for screening to be carried out if needed.
The Early Break doctor’s may also make contact with the young person’s own GP if necessary.
At Early Break we do not routinely drug test young people.