Te Puna Hononga - Waipiro me ērā atu tarukino
Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist Services
Ratonga Whānau / Service Users
The service is specifically designed for Māori but not exclusive to. Individuals and whānau harmed by alcohol and/or drug use are eligible for comprehensive community or outpatient based assessment and treatment services.
Ratonga Whāinga / Service Objectives
This service provides a community or outpatient based assessment and treatment service. This service includes, but is not limited to:
Screening and brief intervention
Specialist comprehensive assessment
Drug and alcohol treatment, therapy, support and case management (both individual, group and inclusive of whānau)
Integrated care for those experiencing co-existing problems of addiction and mental health
Ongoing monitoring of symptoms and regular review of progress and treatment
Development of cultural links
Working with whānau and offering support and other interventions
Liaison and consultation services to other providers of health services including mental health services and other agencies in contact with people with current or potential substance use problems
Community development services
Referral to other services or agencies where appropriate
Support to enhance recovery and reduce the risk of relapse for example this may include facilitating engagement with a support group
Each service user will be offered interventions that are appropriate according to assessed need in terms of their drug and alcohol use, related problems and readiness for change.
Whakaurunga Paearu / Entry Criteria
Referral from primary health care, inpatient, community mental health teams, alcohol and other drug services or self-referral.