Alcohol and drug use

Addiction can come in many forms, but some of the most common addictions in our society involve alcohol, both legal and illegal drugs and smoking - these are the ones which cause the most harm in Wales. The information here is for those who are either directly or indirectly affected by such addictions, including families and carers.

  • DAN 247

    Free confidential help and advice for anyone in Wales wanting further information and help relating to drugs and alcohol, legal and illegal. Bilingual service.

    Freephone: 0808 808 2234



    For families affected by drugs and alcohol Adfam is a leading agency in substance related family work. They provide a range of resources for families including local support groups that can help


  • Barod

    Substance misuse services across South east and South West Wales, including Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service (GDAS), Cwm Taf Substance Misuse services and Dyfed Drugf and Alcohol Service (D-DAS).


  • Newid

    Drug and alcohol services across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

    0300 7904044


  • Kaleidoscope

    A well-established charity which runs several drug and alcohol services across South Wales.

    01633 811950


  • Adferiad Recovery

    Adferiad Recovery brings together a broad range of outstanding services from four charities - Adferiad Recovery, CAIS, Hafal and WCADA- for people in Wales with mental health problems, substance misuse problems, and those with co-occurring and complex needs.


  • DrugWise

    Evidence-based information about drugs and their effects. Formerly DrugScope.


  • Frank

    Clear information and support about drugs and dependence.


  • The Mix

    The MIx is a well established website and online community which covers many topics of interest from advice on drugs, alcohol and addiction to sexual health, help with unplanned pregnancy or if you parents are splitting up. Advice also if you've lost someone close. It's full of stories, message boards and comments and advice on everything. Appropriate helpline referrals for each topic are given throughout.

    0808 808 4994


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