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Description

Formerly Taranaki DHB - Alcohol and Drug Service

We work with individuals, families and groups who have been affected by drug and alcohol use.

The Alcohol and Drug Service Team are health professionals employed by Taranaki District Health Board to work in the area of alcohol, drug and other addictions.

The Alcohol and Drug Service Team can assist you to identify areas in your life that have been affected by the use of alcohol or drugs. They can assist you to make and maintain any changes you may make. This includes support, education, counselling, a detoxification service and rehabilitation programmes if required.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

No fees apply

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For crisis assistance outside these hours, please call the Mental Health Assessment & Brief Care Team on 0508 292 467.

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Taranaki Anniversary (10 Mar), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Alcohol and Other Drug Support

The Alcohol and Drug Team can assist with: Assessments: Assist clients to identify the extent that drugs and alcohol have affected their lives Treatment: Assist clients to change or stop their use of alcohol or drugs Relapse Prevention: Assist clients to identify high risk situations and help them maintain changes they have made Ministry of Transport Assessment: Alcohol and Drug Services carry out assessments for the Land Transport Safety Authority in cases where people have lost their licenses under Section 65 of the Land Transport Act Information and Education: On the physical, psychological and social impacts of alcohol and drug abuse/misuse Referrals: Of Clients to a range of services they may require e.g. budgeting, social skills group, cultural groups, detox service Referrals to Residential Programmes: Some clients may require referral to a residential programme in order to make changes they have identified

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Taranaki

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

You can refer yourself to the services in New Plymouth, or any of our regional clinics in Hāwera, Ōpunake, Waitara or Stratford.

Referrals can also be made by GPs, probation officers, lawyers, courts or other health and social services.

Description

The Alcohol and Drug Team can assist with:

  • Assessments: Assist clients to identify the extent that drugs and alcohol have affected their lives
  • Treatment: Assist clients to change or stop their use of alcohol or drugs
  • Relapse Prevention: Assist clients to identify high risk situations and help them maintain changes they have made
  • Ministry of Transport Assessment: Alcohol and Drug Services carry out assessments for the Land Transport Safety Authority in cases where people have lost their licenses under Section 65 of the Land Transport Act
  • Information and Education: On the physical, psychological and social impacts of alcohol and drug abuse/misuse
  • Referrals: Of Clients to a range of services they may require e.g. budgeting, social skills group, cultural groups, detox service
  • Referrals to Residential Programmes: Some clients may require referral to a residential programme in order to make changes they have identified
Opioid Substitution Treatment

Drug users with opiate dependency may be assisted through Opioid Substitution Treatment.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Opioid substitution treatment

Regions

Taranaki

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

You can refer yourself to the services in New Plymouth, or any of our regional clinics in Hāwera, Ōpunake, Waitara or Stratford. Referrals can also be made to the services by GPs, probation officers, lawyers, courts or other health social services.

Description

Drug users with opiate dependency may be assisted through Opioid Substitution Treatment.

Support Groups

The Alcohol and Drug Team provides support groups for individuals facing alcohol and drug issues.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Taranaki

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

You can refer yourself to the services in New Plymouth, or any of our regional clinics in Hāwera, Ōpunake, Waitara or Stratford. Referrals can also be made to the services by GPs, probation officers, lawyers, courts or other health social services.

Description

The Alcohol and Drug Team provides support groups for individuals facing alcohol and drug issues.

Managed Withdrawal

The Alcohol and Drug Team provide managed withdrawal services with medical support. This can be provided as an inpatient service at Taranaki Base or Hāwera Hospital, or may be better provided in conjunction with another community service.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Hospital (medical detox)

Regions

Taranaki

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

You can refer yourself to the services in New Plymouth, or any of our regional clinics in Hāwera, Ōpunake, Waitara or Stratford. Referrals can also be made to the services by GPs, probation officers, lawyers, courts or other health social services.

Description

The Alcohol and Drug Team provide managed withdrawal services with medical support. This can be provided as an inpatient service at Taranaki Base or Hāwera Hospital, or may be better provided in conjunction with another community service.

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Website

Contact Details

Hāwera Hospital

Taranaki

Hunter Street
Hawera
South Taranaki

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Street Address

Hunter Street
Hāwera
South Taranaki

Postal Address

PO Box 98
Hāwera 4640

This page was last updated at 10:40AM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Alcohol and Drug Service | Taranaki | Te Whatu Ora.