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Dyfed Drug and Alcohol Service

Location

25 North Parade Aberystwyth SY23 2JN

An all-in-one substance misuse service for
Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. DDAS provides a single point of contact telephone
line and email address for referrals and advice. The
single point of contact is available for use by drug
and alcohol users, families and professionals. All
referrals into Dyfed’s substance misuse treatment
system can come through this service.

DDAS OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
SUPPORT AND INTERVENTIONS FOR
ADULTS WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE
ISSUES:
ENGAGEMENT
• Brief Interventions for drug and alcohol use
• Harm reduction and safer injecting advice
• Needle and syringe programmes
• Open access – drop in to our bases without
an appointment
• Single Point of Contact
• Naloxone training and provision
• Access to blood borne virus testing,
vaccination and treatment
• Outreach and harm reduction bus
• Health promotion
• Online support resources and bibliotherapy
materials
• Motivational groupwork
TREATMENT
• Route in to Opiate Substitute Therapy,
detoxification and rehab
• Tailor made treatment packages for
all drugs and alcohol including new
psychoactive substances
• Evidence-based therapeutic interventions
(Behavioural Self Control Therapy,
Controlled Drinking/Social Behaviour
Network Therapy/Motivational Interviewing/
Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Parent
and Carer Training)
• Concerned other support
• Access to blood borne virus services
• Groupwork and group therapies
• Health promotion including access to
sexual health services

RECOVERY SERVICE
• Intensive aftercare support
• Structured relapse prevention
• Diversionary activities
• Support into volunteering, employment and
training
• Online recovery resources
• Mutual Aid
• Weekend and evening recovery events
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES
• Drug and alcohol arrest referral in police
custody suites
• Integrated Offender Management
• Probation Liaison Service
• Statutory court interventions:
• Drug Rehabilitation Requirement
• Alcohol Treatment Requirement
• Alcohol Activity Requirement
• Prison liaison, throughcare and referral
services

FAMILY & CARER SUPPORT
The families and loved ones of people who use
substances can need as much support as the users
themselves. This can include direct family, carers,
neighbours, friends, support staff and anyone
else in the network around the person affected.
We offer comprehensive treatment packages
to families, friends and carers

TRAINING AND
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
DDAS offers training and support to health
and social care staff and a range of other
professional agencies working with substance
users. This includes:
• basic substance use training
• brief interventions for substance users
• advice, information and guidance on
specific substances
• ongoing consultancy and support

DDAS operates from a wide variety of local bases
across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and
Ceredigion. We also operate from community
venues and offer an outreach service. To find
out where DDAS is working near you please get
in touch via the single point of contact telephone
number on:
03303 639 997