If you’re struggling with substance or alcohol misuse related problems, this page is a good starting point for finding help.

There are many services, teams and dedicated people in Wales who are there to help.              

Whatever the problem, there’s likely to be someone who can show you the way forward.

The list of services below should help you work out who would be best for you to contact to begin with.

Struggling with Cravings?                                    

We’ve put together a guide that should help.

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If your cravings are severe and you feel you’re at risk of damaging your recovery, contact your keyworker at the last service you engaged with, or if that’s not an option, see the details for DAN 24/7 or Recovery Cymru below; they should be able to help.

I need help and support to stabilise my recovery

Footsteps to Recovery could help you. It's a programme that allows you 'mix and match' different services and opportunities to build up the things around you that are going to help get you through, including being part of our NewSteps volunteering programme.

FootSteps to Recovery has been put together by Recovery Cymru, SOLAS and NewLink Wales.

Tell me more about Footsteps to Recovery >

Are you 25 or under?

The Switched On team would like to talk to you. They've been set up specifically to help young people with the problems you're facing, so get in touch with them to talk over what you can do next.

Services in Wales

Dan 24/7

Dan 24/7 is a free and confidential drugs helpline. Calls from public telephone boxes are free of charge. Talking to somebody about your drug or alcohol problem is the first step to resolving your problems.

You can call DAN 24/7 on 0808 808 2234 anytime day or night for help and advice.

Vist the DAN 24/7 website

E-DAS (Entry to Drug and Alcohol Services)

EDAS  is the single point of entry into substance misuse treatment and support for individuals looking to address their own use of alcohol or drugs, as well as members of their family and carers looking for guidance and support. 

 It provides a simple and effective access to the full range of substance misuse services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Visit the EDAS website

Recovery Cymru

Recovery Cymru is a self-help and support community for people in or seeking recovery from alcohol and drug problems. There is a recovery centre in Cardiff and in the Vale of Glamorgan. Recovery Cymru is also networked into the wider recovery community in Wales and the UK.

Visit the Recovery Cymru website

Footsteps to Recovery - 

Footsteps to Recovery is a unique through care and after care service for substance misuse in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, the first of its kind in Wales. The service has been built from the hearts and minds of its passionate members of staff, and we are very proud to be part of this new and exciting service. The staff are from a variety of peer-led and professional backgrounds and have come together to provide their specialist expertise.

Find out more about FootSteps to Recovery


Taith is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan. They offer a range of opportunities from workshops, brief interventions, structured groups and one-to-one key working sessions. They also have needle exchanges within both sites, where you can get harm reduction advice, blood borne virus testing (including HIV and Hep C), naloxone training and access to other services.

Visit the the Taith (CGL) website

Narcotics Anonymous

N.A. is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. It is attended by those in recovery who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs.

Visit the UK NA website

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the still-suffering alcoholic.


Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. 


Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales.
They have information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help.