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Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Freephone: 0808 808 2234
Or text DAN to: 81066

Free bilingual drugs helpline

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.

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

Services available include:

  • Initial assessment to establish an individual's needs
  • Signposting to local and regional drug and alcohol services
  • Information on drugs and alcohol, and their effects
  • Information and contact details for substance misuse teams, needle exchanges other associated health services
  • Information on other suitable helplines
  • A wide range of brief interventions including harm reduction and overdose management

Drug & Alcohol Helpline

Dan 24/7 is a free and confidential drugs helpline. Calls from public telephone boxes are free of charge: calls from a mobile phone may incur a charge from your network.

Dan 24/7 telephone number will NOT appear on your home itemised bill.

0808 808 2234

Getting help is the first step

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 and we will give you help and advice.

If you'd rather look for an agency online then you can search through our online database of drug and alcohol agencies where you can find National and Local agencies that will be able to help you.

Remember, anything you tell DAN 24/7 or any agency you contact is confidential and you won't even need to give your real name.

Find out about drugs

We have compiled an A to Z of Drugs to help you understand more about drugs.

We've included information about the risks to your health and information about the legal penalties for possessing and supplying drugs.

There is also information about what various drugs look like as well as the paraphernalia used in their preparation.

Take a look to find out more

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Drinks Meter

Take the drinks meter which provides anonymous, confidential feedback on your alcohol use.

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Drugs Meter

Take the drugs meter, objective feedback on your drug use that allows you to compare your use against thousands of people across the globe.

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DAN 24/7 Promotional Video

New promotional video for the DAN 24/7 Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline.

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