Nadolig Llawen (Merry Christmas) from everyone at Barod

All of our services and consortium-based services will be open and ready to support anyone affected by substance use during the Christmas period. All services and needle exchanges will be open normal working hours (Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm; Fridays 9am – 4.30pm), as well as our live webchat service (weekdays 9am – 9pm; weekends 10am – 4pm), excluding the following dates, in which all will be closed:

  • Friday 25th December
  • Saturday 26th December (webchat closed)
  • Sunday 27th December (webchat closed)
  • Monday 28th December
  • Friday 1st January


During the days we are closed, you can leave us a message via our Live Webchat Service on our website, or you can contact DAN 247, the national drug and alcohol helpline, on 0808 808 2234 or text DAN to: 81066.

The over 50s alcohol helpline will also be closed for a couple of days during the Christmas period. For more information, please click here, or scroll down to the bottom of this page

To find out more about the service near you and their opening times, please contact them on their number below.

DDAS – 0330 363 9997

Choices West (Young Persons) – 01554 755779

Swansea (Adults & Young Persons) – 01792 472002

Cwm Taf (Merthyr & RCT) – 0300 333 0000

Gwent N-Gage (Young Persons) – 0333 320 2751

GDAS – 0333 999 3577