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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Living Free – Intensive outpatient programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Social detox


Wellington, East Auckland, Canterbury, Waikato, Hutt, South Auckland

Age Groups

Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

CareNZ operates Community Services in Counties Manukau, the Waikato, Greater Wellington and Christchurch regions. Please check with your local CareNZ services which options are available in your region.

To make a self referral please complete the self-referral form online buy clicking here.


Living free is an abstinence based group work programme. Work with others in a group situation, exploring a range of life and social skills designed to help you ‘live free’ from the problems alcohol or other drugs are causing you.

Topics covered in this comprehensive treatment programme include: effects of alcohol and other drugs, relapse prevention techniques, management of depression and anxiety, self-care, lifestyle balance and healthy communication.

Contact one of our Community Services to learn more. 

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:19AM on October 3, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by CareNZ Manaaki Aotearoa.