Local services


MATRIX works with young people aged under 18 in South Tyneside and their families/carers.

The confidential service provides help, support and advice to people whose lives have been affected by drug and alcohol misuse or those who are at risk of developing drug and alcohol problems.

Contact Details

  • 0800 328 1898
  • Drop in (no appointment needed)
    7 Burrow St
    South Shields
    NE33 1PP

For local advice on drugs and alcohol services for young people visit:

Did you know?

The number of adults entering drug and alcohol treatment in 2018-19 increased by 4% from the previous year to 132,210. This is the first increase in the number of people coming to treatment since 2013-14, possibly reflecting recent increases in the prevalence of illicit drug use.