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 is a single point of entry for anyone who feels that they have an issue with any substance in both Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. EDAS provide a free and confidential appointment to discuss you, your circumstances and what you might want from services to decide the best pathways that will meet your needs.
Contact: 0300 300 700
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
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
The Bridge Programme is a joint working initiative between the Salvation Army and the Community Addictions Unit in Cardiff. It is a residential treatment programme for men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Contact: 02920 235 742
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
CRAFT Programme is a free informal and relaxed therapeutic programme, designed especially for family members, partners and friends. They are dedicated to helping family and friends create positive change for themselves and for their loved ones who are struggling with their substance use problems.
Contact: 02920 873 567
Breaking Free Online is a pioneering internet-based treatment and recovery programme that allows service users to address the psychological and lifestyle issues that are driving their dependence on alcohol and drugs. This online resource is seen as an addition to substance misuse services, not a replacement.
Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan addiction services offer a variety of treatment packages tailored to individual needs; these include Community alcohol/drug Detoxifications, in-patient drug/alcohol Detoxifications, Therapeutic Day Programme, Psychological treatments and Supportive Counselling.
Contact: 02920 461 742
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
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
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.
Taith offers advice and support for anyone over the age of 18, who may be unsure of their needs to make informed decisions regarding changing their substance use. Some of the services Taith offer include open and direct access to harm reduction advice and support, 1-2-1 and brief interventions, semi structured group work, needle exchange and BBV testing among others.
Contact: 0300 300 7000