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Alcohol Drug Helpline

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Helpline 0800 787 797

Programme Areas

Self help/ helpline, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Helpline / self-help – addictions (AOD)


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older Adult

Referral Types

Self referral


A confidential, free phone, text, and live chat service for people with questions about their own or someone else's drinking or drug use. Trained counsellors provide information, brief intervention and referral services, nationwide.

Available free 24/7 by calling 0800 787 797 or texting 8681.

Alcohol and Drug Helpline is part of the National Telehealth Service.


24 hours a day, 7 days a week


No fees apply

Contact Details

Free txt 8681

Live chat via

0800 787 798 Maori helpline

0800 787 799 Pasifika helpline

0800 787 894 Youth helpline

This page was last updated at 11:51AM on September 6, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Alcohol Drug Helpline.