Cardiff and the Vale Drug and Alcohol Service (CAVDAS)

Launched on the 1st August 2022, CAVDAS is now the main service within the Cardiff and Vale area, supporting people affected by substance use. CAVDAS is an alliance between Barod, Recovery Cymru and Kaleidoscope, with strategic partners G4S and Pobl.

From a Barod perspective, delivering services in Cardiff feels nostalgic, as it was in the capital that the organisation’s journey began, known at the time as SWAPA (South Wales Action to Prevent Addiction), back in 1972.

We are every excited about this new alliance and providing services in Cardiff and the Vale again and we welcome all the new staff who will be facilitating CAVDAS, especially those who will be joining Barod.

To access support in Cardiff and the Vale, please contact CAVDAS on 0300 300 7000 or email

Photo courtesy of CAVDAS Twitter