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Substance Misuse

We provide support for people experiencing difficulties through the misuse of substances such as:
  • alcohol, volatile substances (such as aerosols & gases)
  • prescribed and over the counter medication
  • illegal drugs
  • image and performance enhancing drugs (steroids)

Often we work in partnership with other local or national substance misuse services, offered by healthcare providers, a range of voluntary sector, independent agencies and community groups.

Substance misuse can affect people of all ages, their families and the communities in which they live.

Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taf

There is a single point of access for advice, information and an easy route into services for those affected by substance misuse in the Cwm Taf area (Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr).  The Drug and Alcohol Single Point of Access (DASPA) provides easier access for service users, family members, concerned others and professionals to obtain advice or make a referral to all substance misuse services across Cwm Taf.

DASPA - Drug and Alcohol Single Point of Access

  • Tel: 0300 333 0000 (free from land lines, local rate from mobiles) 


In the Bridgend area AADAS is the first point of contact for people looking for support or advice regarding drug and alcohol misuse. 

AADAS offers a single point of access for assessments, information and advice about alcohol and drugs for people concerned about their substance use and those seeking confidential help and advice due to a concern for a friend or family member.

  • Tel: 01792 530719

Dan 24/7

The helpline will assist individuals, their families, carers and support workers within the drug and alcohol field to access appropriate local and regional services.

For help out of office hours please call dan 24/7 

  • Tel: 0808 808 2234 or text DAN to: 81066