An addiction centre in Ceredigion has officially opened new premises which allow it to expand the help it offers.
Rhoserchan believes recovery is possible from addiction
Rhoserchan uses the building at Penrhyncoch, near Aberystwyth, as a residential centre.
The charity opened the centre with the help of £550,000 of European Objective 1 funding.
Local AM and Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones said: "I am never prouder than when I think of the role Rhoserchan plays in Ceredigion".
Roy Evans, chair of the Ceredigion Economic Regeneration Partnership, said he was very pleased with the substantial investment.
"Getting the money is one thing," said Prof Evans. "Doing something with it is another.
"People in the past were turned away due to a lack of space at Rhoserchan; now thanks to Objective 1 this project helps more lives, employs more people, and has an impact on the rural economy in Ceredigion."
Rhoserchan had been based in the village of Capel Seion, but has moved to nearby Penrhyncoch.
Ms Jones said the old buildings had "outlived their existence" and services would now be enhanced.
"We have to remember how destructive an addiction can be for anyone. I am aware I live where there are people who need this support.
"A number of people have to face challenge in their lives, people within our communities. I am grateful we are meeting the needs of people."
Rhoserchan's mission statement says that "active addiction is a complex condition from which recovery is possible".
It goes on: "Abstinence from all mood-altering chemicals is the foundation upon which recovering people can build new clean and sober lives in which they experience a sense of self-worth and a fulfilling of their personal potential.
"Abstinence is not seen as an end in itself, but as a condition that makes possible an all round improved quality of life."