"You can't report your weed being stolen because you would be arrested yourself. They don't get protected or feel safe and people say they are criminals," says Jamie Harris, the Service Manager with the Swansea drugs charity, Barod - which means Ready in Welsh and echoes their ethos that addicts have to be ready to kick their habit before they can make a real change.
"Many crimes affecting drug users are massively under-reported. People are being assaulted, sexually assaulted or taxed," Mr. Harris told Sputnik.
Swansea is not alone in having a serious drug problem — many other cities and towns across Wales, England, Scotland and many other parts of Europe have been scarred by the pain of deindustrialization.