1968 – Where it all began
Dr Dafydd Alun Jones was a young doctor at Denbigh mental hospital when he noticed that alcoholism was becoming a more common problem and there was little support for these patients in our hospitals and outside.
In 1968 Dr Jones set up a dedicated unit to treat alcoholism in one of the hospital’s empty wards. But he realized that hospital treatment was not enough and that patients needed to be supported in their homes and communities after leaving hospital. He began a campaign to establish the North Wales Alcohol Council.