Substance Misuse & Addictions

For advice on Substance Misuse and Addictions, please see the information below 

Local Advice

  • AADAS – ABM Alcohol & Drug Assessment Service

    AADAS – ABM Alcohol & Drug Assessment Service – provide a first point of contact for substance misuse services in Swansea including assessment and referral to appropriate services. They form part of the Community Drug & Alcohol Team (CDAT)

    Address: 42 St James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA1 6DR

    Opening hours:
    Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm
    Friday 9.30am -3.30am

    COVID Update: Services continuing although all communication is being done via the telephone as opposed to face-to- face. CDAT are working with existing clients but aren’t taking on any new ones at present. Service can refer on to other support options within the community i.e. Barod, WCADA

    Telephone: 01792 530719


    ADFAM – gives information and support for the families of drug and alcohol users.

    COVID Update: Website includes info on supporting those with substance misuse during the pandemic:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – Swansea and District Intergroup

    Usual Venues:
    Morriston Tuesday (Centrepoint 20.00)
    Llanelli Wednesday (Salvation Army @ 19.30)
    High Street – Beginners Wednesday (Matthew’s House @ 19.30)
    Brynmill Saturday (Brynmill Community Centre @ 12.00)

    Email [email protected] for meeting updates

    COVID Update: due to the Covid-19 pandemic all meetings are closed until further notice.

  • Barod

    Barod – provides practical help including needle exchange, information, training and education about drug use. Also provide advice, support and guidance around benefits, housing, health, etc, for all drug users. Undertakes specialist substance misuse assessments and provides a range of one to one help and group activities.

    Address: 73/74 Mansel Street, Swansea, SA1 5TR

    COVID Update: Telephone support available for adults and young people experiencing substance misuse issues. People are still able to self-refer to the service via AADAS on 01792 530719 whether they live in Swansea, Neath or Port Talbot.

    Barod’s young people’s support service ‘Choices’, are offering new and existing service users digital support sessions and assessment through phone and text Monday to Friday.
    Barod are now providing a needle exchange service in Swansea between the hours of 10 – 3pm (Monday to Friday).

  • Dan 24/7

    DAN 24/7 – a free and bilingual telephone drugs helpline providing a single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol.

    Text: “DAN” to 81066

    COVID Update: website includes useful information/links regarding managing, controlling and risk associated with alcohol and substance use during the pandemic:

    Click here for more advice


    FRANK – 24-hour 7 days a week friendly, confidential drugs advice.

    Text: 82111

  • Help Me Quit

    Help Me Quit – is the single brand for free NHS stop smoking services in Wales.

    Text: HMQ 80818

    Telephone: 08000852219


    PSALT – is a Primary Care led organisation that provides substitute prescribing and support to people who are dependent on opiates such as heroin. They provide medication (such as methadone or buprenorphine), to help people manage their dependence and support in order to allow people to regain control of their lives – this includes getting stable housing, returning to work and rebuilding Referrals are accepted via SBUHB Alcohol and Drug Assessment Service (AADAS) on 01792 530719

    Address: YMCA Swansea. 1, The Kingsway, SA1 5JQ

    Opening Hrs: Mon – Fri 9am to 4pm

    COVID Update: Due to the nature of the service PSALT are not taking on any new referrals. Existing clients are being supported over the phone. Opening Hours remain the same.

  • UK Narcotics Anonymous

    UK Narcotics Anonymous – a society for recovering addicts for whom drugs had become a major problem, that meets regularly to help each other stop using and stay clean. Online and face to face meetings offered.

    Usual Venue:
    Quaker House (Pagefield House) The Annexe
    Page Street, Swansea. SA1 4EZ
    Meetings take place on the last Sunday of every month.

    National Helpline: 0300 999 1212 10am until midnight

  • Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction (WCADA)

    Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction (WCADA) – aims to prevent, treat and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs to individuals, their families and the community.

    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm

    COVID Update: They have implemented reduced working hours 10.00am to 15.00pm Monday to Friday providing: Needle exchange service in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot agencies, Supporting AADAS telephone triage assessments, SWITCH Young Persons Service Neath Port Talbot delivering telephone support and assessments over the telephone/Face Time/WhatsApp/Skype, Change Step telephone and assessment support for veterans and Telephone/Face Time/WhatsApp/Skype support for adults and families affected by substance use and for individuals in crisis.

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