The EWS offers specialist interventions to young people age 10 – 18 years who want to make positive changes to their drug and alcohol use. All young people referred to EWS have access to harm reduction advice and support, 1-2-1 brief interventions and structured group work. The EWS approach drug and alcohol use as part of wider consideration of a young person’s emotional wellbeing.
Switched On is an information, education and advice service for all young people up to the age of 25 years. We work with everyone, from those who never drink or use drugs right through to those who might be currently using or have used in the past.
The team can offer information and advice to any young person that may be affected by, or worried about, someone’s substance use/misuse. We provide education and advice to people who work with young people, such as school nurses, teachers, youth workers and many, many more.
The service offers advice and support for anyone over the age of 18, who maybe 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.
Cardiff and Vale UHB offers a range of NHS services designed to support people who are experiencing problems with alcohol or drug addiction or dependence.
There a variety of treatment packages offered tailored to individual need including drug stabilisation (methadone and buprenorphine), drug and alcohol detoxification, specialist inpatient services, relapse prevention amongst others.
For the full suite of treatment options available, please click the link below.
The Bridge Programme provide a three-phase bio-psycho-social intervention that aims to support service users towards abstinence, where this is appropriate, and concentrates on harm reduction, where this is not.
The programme focuses heavily on resettlement, with the ultimate aim of being resettled into suitable and stable accommodation.
E-DAS (or Entry to Drug and Alcohol Services, to give it its full name) is the new single point of entry into substance misuse treatment and support in Cardiff and the Vale 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.
E-DAS provide simple and effective access to the full range of substance misuse services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Footsteps to Recovery (F2R) provides structured and less structured Aftercare, Recovery Support and volunteering. F2R is available at locations in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, including support on evenings and weekends.
ASFAcarduf is a group of like-minded people (service users) from Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan.
This group gets together to inform the people who run the services that we use (the service providers) or finance the services that we use (the commissioners) how they can be improved.
These can be substance misuse services or any other service that we come into contact with.
Red-Button is a website for young people in Cardiff and the Vale. It’s a one-stop shop for information and advice on substance misuse.
It contains: information on where to go to get help and advice, personal stories, videos, games, and even an anonymous question box – in case you want a quick confidential answer.
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