Barod Project

Barod Project

At a glance


  • Substance misuse

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
Geographical remit: 
National - Wales


At Barod, our friendly, trained workers operate across most of South and West Wales, providing support to individuals affected by alcohol and drugs, and their friends and family. The support and information we provide is free, confidential and non-judgmental. Barod specialises in substance use support for both adults and young people.

Accessing support

The role of the Barod worker is to provide as much information as possible to assist the you, the service user, in making informed decisions about your own care and support package.

When you first come into services, we will ask you questions to help us to find out what you want and what we can support you with.  We will give you information on what is available within Barod and within other local agencies to help you to create the best support package for you.  We will pull all this information together into a care plan, which is based on your individual needs.

Care plans are reviewed at least every 12 weeks and are flexible.  We recognise that plans may change, sometimes very quickly. The care plan is a guide, a focus for the work we will do together; but it is always led by you, the service user.

We know that lapse and relapse is common – we can work with that – the last thing we want is for someone to think they have failed and drop out of treatment.  We will adapt the care plan to ensure that milestones and goals are achievable.

Barod works to the Community Reinforcement Approach which rewards service users when they reach their self-set milestones in their support/care plan.  Rewards are agreed between the service user and case worker.


  • Young Persons Services
  • Friends and Family Support
  • General Support
  • Group Work
  • Drop-In
  • Diversionary activities
  • Complementary therapies
  • Harm reduction activities
  • Aftercare
  • Brief Interventions
  • Skills development
  • Open access
  • Relapse Prevention

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