What's Happening? - GDAS - Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service

GDAS is urging everyone who holds Naloxone equipment to check their kit, following a warning from manufacturers. Naloxone kits should include two needles; however, it has emerged some kits in France contain only one – or no – needles. The brand affected is known as Prenoxad.

We will be holding Alcohol Awareness events at some bases between 21st - 25th November. 

Melo, the emotional and mental wellbeing website, has had a big refresh and update! 

We are excited to announce that we will be continuing our partnership working with ABUBH & Public health wales Mass vaccination team to provide Covid 19 vaccinations & Boosters to our Service Users again this Autumn/Winter.

On the 3rd October we welcomed our first intake of peers for the peer academy. GDAS Peer Academy offers training and opportunities to get involved in the delivery of our service.

peers from across Wales were tasked with finding out the impact that covid had on their lives including their drug and alcohol use.

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On 1st April 2022, GDAS started to implement a new service model.

Buvidal is a new medication that has been funded by the Welsh Government and is a new form of opiate substitution treatment. There have been several academic research studies published on the back of its success, but this is the first peer-led evaluation of the medication.

During the CV19 Pandemic, Newport was used as a pilot site for a new pioneering peer to peer naloxone pilot. The pilot involved training peer educators to walk the streets of Newport supplying life saving Naloxone kits to individuals and community members.

Right now Hepatitis C testing might be at the bottom of a long list, but treating it quickly will help you to avoid serious liver damage in the future. Testing is confidential, free and painless. Get tested to protect yourself and others.