The Juice Bar has launched a new Live Chat service to provide people with easy access to image and performance enhancing drug (IPED) advice online.
The new initiative has been introduced by the Juice Bar a specialist IPED service delivered by the East Riding Partnership, as a convenient, modern, interactive way to help people get support and information from expert staff, and can be accessed on the Juice Bar web page www.ads-uk.org/thejuicebar
The Juice Bar lead Paul Martindale said: “We’re delighted to be introducing Live Chat as an additional way for people to make contact with our service.
“We know that many people access information on IPED’s on-line but much of it is misleading and it can be difficult to separate out the facts. We already offer evening drop-in services, a help line and specialist email address but Live Chat provides a convenient and confidential way to access advice and is good news for people who may find it difficult accessing services due to work or family commitments.”
The Juice Bar’s Live Chat will initially be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm until 7pm, but if people find this useful it will gradually be increased.
Paul added: “It takes great courage to seek help or advice for yourself or a loved one and we know many IPED users are in full time work, so our aim is to make this service as accessible as possible. If we’re not online, people can leave a message and their contact details and we’ll contact them as soon as we’re back online.”
For a confidential chat about drug or alcohol issues please visit The Juice Bar’s Live Chat