Mental Health & Addictions Service
Repeat Impaired Driver Programmes - One for the Road
- Programme Areas
Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Community / social support (AOD)
North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland
- Age Groups
Adult, Older adult
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
People may contact us themselves, or be referred by the court, their lawyer, probation officer, the NZTA, or a range of other services.
One for the Road
One for the Road is a brief group programme for repeat drink or drugged drivers, and designed to promote and support changes to avoid further drinking and driving. The group is run commencing fortnightly at 4 different venues across the Auckland region and the table below shows the venue locations, addresses for these, and typical group times.
Typically the group begins with a 10 hour workshop part run over 2 days, then the second 10 hours being run at weekly 2 hour sessions over 5 weeks (we refer to these weekly groups as On The Road Again see below). Outside of Auckland and Hamilton regions we may at times run the first 10 hour 'workshop' session as a stand alone.
People may be referred by lawyers, the court, probation services, alcohol and drug services, through and NZTA assessment, by family members or by themselves. A maximum of 12 referrals are accepted for each group. A referral can be made by completing the referral form on this page, by phoning 09 636 3449 or 0800 183975, or by using the referral form below
After completing the full 20 hours you will receive a certificate which you may present in court or to your referrer.
Harmony Trust has to date run over 170 of these groups since 2008 in Auckland and as far South as Dannevirke and Hawera. One for the Road has shown good outcomes to date with most recent evaluations (2013) showing only 4.5% of graduates (1 in 22 people) ending up with a subsequent drink driving conviction over a period of 6 to 48 months post group completion.
On the Road Again
On the Road Again is a weekly support group for those making changes to their drink (drugged) driving behaviour. It forms the final part of the One for the Road Programme for repeat drink/drug drivers, and is run as a course of 5 sessions (2 hours per week for 5 weeks) based on themes to assist in initiating and maintaining change. In group you will receive support from the 2 group facilitators plus other group members who share similar goals and experiences.
The aim of this group is to help people remain 'abstinent' from drink/drug driving.
DIC Free is a brief intervention (7 hour/1 day) education group for people on a probation community work sentence for a drink driving conviction (or history of drink drive offending).
In this group we aim to provide the initial kickstart for change and help you 'turn the corner' on the road to avoid future drink or drugged driving.
We will guide and support you to:
- Become D.I.C free
- change old habits
- deal with high risk situations
- make better decisions
- be a more responsible drinker
- be a more responsible driver
- Gain and hold on to your driver’s licence.
DIC Free is delivered by trained staff from Harmony Trust and funded by Probation Services. At the end of group you will receive a certificate of attendance, and are welcome to continue on to a longer group programme if required.
|Onehunga||The Onehunga Community Centre, 83 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland|
|Glenfield||Glenfield Community Centre, 411 Glenfield Road, Glenfield, Auckland (Entry from Bentley Avenue)|
|Glen Eden||The Glen Eden Community and Recreation Centre, Harold Moody Park, 44 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Auckland|
|Manurewa||The Bahal Centre, 6-16 Rowandale Avenue, Manurewa, Auckland|
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This page was last updated at 6:31PM on June 25, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Harmony Trust.