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Cardiff and The Vale offers a range of services designed to support people who are experiencing problems with alcohol or drug addiction or dependence. Please see below a list of substance misuse services, that help at all different stages of recovery.

EDAS (Entry to Drug & Alcohol Services) is how you get in to drug and alcohol services. You can ‘drop in’ to see a worker or make an appointment.
Contact: 0300 300 700

Taith offer ways to help somebody with their drug and/or alcohol problem. This can include, one-to-one sessions, workshops and a range of other support services. They also help you access other services in the area.
Contact: 0300 300 7000

A consortium made up of Solas (lead agency), NewLink and Recovery Cymru. This service is for people who have already started to make changes to their substance use. The service run courses to help people when they’ve started treatment.
Contact: 02920 388717 

Community Addictions Unit (CAU) is a service for people who need medical support for a drug or alcohol problem. You will have a health assessment to see what treatment you need. The service offers detox, vaccines and help with a person’s mental health. As well as medication and health testing for people who have a drug or alcohol problem. The service will plan your treatment with you.
Contact: 02920 461 742

The Bridge Programme is a joint working initiative between the Salvation Army and the Community Addictions Unit in Cardiff. It’s a service for homeless people who want to stop taking drugs or alcohol. This service is based at Ty Gobaith. There is an onsite nurse and support staff. It is a residential treatment programme for men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Contact: 02920 235 742

CRAFT is a service to help families and friends of people with drug and alcohol issues. They run a 6 week course in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Contact: 02920 873 567

Through support and training NewLink will empower people in need to reach their full potential, achieve life goals and move on from behaviours that put health at risk, such as substance misuse. NewLink promote genuine equality of access to information, services and treatment and encourage volunteering and community participation.
Contact: 02920 529 002

Recovery Cymru is a peer-led, mutual-aid, recovery community that empowers people to achieve and maintain recovery from drug and/or alcohol misuse while supporting others to do the same.  All of their activities are community-led and encourage people to move forward in recovery.
Contact: 02920 227 019
or 01446 734 220

A service for people with drug and alcohol issues who have committed a crime. You might see Dyfodol workers in Police Stations, Courts or Prisons. People can be referred by their Offender Managers.
Contact: 02920 641 213

Inroads helps people with mental health and drug and/or alcohol problems. They provide a safe place and welcome anyone who suffers with this issue. You can access their service by dropping in to their centre. They also go out and help people on the streets. They work with people who find it hard to engage with services. Inroads offer support for people with physical, social and emotional needs.
Contact: 029 2040 7407

The Living Room helps people with drug, alcohol and other issues. People can use this community centre when they are with other services. They welcome anyone who needs support for recovery from lots of things. They also help families and friends of people with issues.
Contact: 029 2049 3895

The Huggard are a Cardiff-based charity tackling homelessness. They help people to overcome  barriers that force people to sleep rough on the streets. They also provide additional support, not just accommodation, which includes personal and tenant support, development, advocacy and training.
Contact: 02920 642 000

Sefyll is a project that involves people in the running, planning and development of the mental health services that they use. It works with organisations to develop service user involvement within their services and supports the development of service user initiatives. Many people see it as an opportunity to influence policy and practice at a senior level. It’s given them the chance to identify and influence decision makers.
Contact: 02920 222 000

Tearing Your Hair Out is a group that aims to provide the loved ones of those with drug and alcohol problems with the information they need. They hold monthly support meetings and, on a quarterly basis, the meetings will allow members to discuss issues with The Area Planning Board, who are responsible for commissioning services in Cardiff and Vale.
Contact: 07904 958 022

All Wales Service User Movement (AWSUM) is an independent voice to create a better Wales for people with substance misuse issues. The committee is made up of service users from across Wales, who contribute ideas and help inform local commissioners and Welsh Government of substance misuse services. It is a National movement for substance misuse service users.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope. Contact: 020 7403 0888 

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Contact: 0800 9177 650

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