When you're ready

We can help you develop a plan to make positive change. This might include attending a group, counselling, reading some material, or accessing one of our specialist services.  We are here to help you make the changes you want.

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Concerned about someone?

We welcome families whanau and friends of people affected by alcohol and other drug use. We offer groups specifically for family where you can be with others to share and learn about dependency, substances, boundaries and develop useful coping strategies.

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Cultural services

Te Atea Marino (Maori service) and Tupu (Pacific service) offer culturally appropriate counselling, groups, support and consultation options. CADS has an Asian focus with a number of staff fluent in the major languages. Translators are available on request. 

Alcohol Drug Helpline

The alcohol drug telephone helpline is only a call away. Call 0800 787 797 or text 8681 to speak with a trained counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential.

Drug checking

Drug checking is a free and confidential service that checks the safety of drugs. If you can't make it to a clinic, you can use reagent tests to check your drugs at home. For more information go to Drug checking clinics - The Level

High Alert

Together we can reduce the harm from dangerous drugs. Stay safer by staying informed, sign up for alerts at highalert.org.nz