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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.