Gwent Drug & Alcohol Service

Running across the five boroughs of Gwent, the Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service (GDAS) provides vital support for people caught in a cycle of offending related to their alcohol and / or substance misuse.

Recommissioned by the Welsh Government in 2021, GDAS is a consortium run service between G4S Community, Barod and Kaleidoscope . Our Community colleagues lead on the Criminal Justice side of the service, providing people with a range of positive interventions that help them step away from crime and into treatment that aims to help them reduce their substance dependency, and ultimately, reduce related criminal activities.     

Alongside our consortium partners we recognise the impact of past trauma on a person’s life, and how those trauma’s may play an integral part in their offending behaviour, dependency on alcohol and/or substances and their thinking patterns. 

Our approach is human-centric, compassionate and nurturing, allowing us to deliver the best service to those who need it the most.


GDAS Criminal Justice has been working with Mick Bird (gentleman pictured) to deliver an innovative new project within Newport Police Station. Find out more here


  • Support and guidance, structured and informal;
  • Focus on accessibility;
  • Enabling neuro-diversity and early intervention;
  • One to one sessions with an individual Criminal Justice Practitioner;
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities;
  • Group work, structured and informal;
  • Family involvement (where it is deemed appropriate and helpful);
  • Strong links with Probation in managing and enabling people to change;
  • Activities to improve structured use of time;
  • Clinical prescribing and a range of health related support.

GDAS Locations


Old School Building Powells Place NP20 1EL Tel: 01633 245890


St Fagans House St Fagans Street Caerphilly CF83 1FZ Tel: 02920 868675


Penmaen House, Penmaen Ind. Est, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood Tel: 01495 233 40


The Citadel Mount St Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, NP22 3QL Tel: 01495 713040


Junction Cedar House, Station Road Chepstow, NP16 5PB, Tel: 01291 635 35


Cruglas Day Centre 1 Church Street Ebbw Vale NP23 6BE Tel:01495 301855


The Lighthouse George Street Pontypool, NP4 6BZ Tel: 01495 366810


Resolven House, St Mellons Business Park, Fortran Road, St Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0EY Tel: 01633 811950
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