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Higher Ground - Drug Rehabilitation Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

We provide rehabilitation programmes that are based on 12 Step recovery principles. We believe the spiritual dimensions of honesty, open mindedness, willingness, faith, hope, respect and generosity are the foundations of healing. We emphasise that clients need to take individual responsibility for their recovery.

Charges

The Higher Ground programme is funded through contracts with the Waitemata District Health Board, Waikato District Health Board and the Ministry of Health. When a person comes into the programme they are, in many cases, eligible for a WINZ benefit. A portion of the benefit is paid directly to Higher Ground as the clients contribution to the cost of their time in the programme. Normally a client makes no further payment to Higher Ground towards the cost of the Programme.

Where a client does not qualify for any WINZ benefit a weekly charge will be levied. Currently this is approximately $185 per week.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Fees apply

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Drug & Alcohol Residential Recovery Programme

Higher Ground provides an 18-week residential recovery programme for people with a dependency to alcohol or other drugs. The programme aims to assist residents to improve social and psychological well being and to maintain abstinence from alcohol and other drug use. We offer a high quality, culturally responsive, drug-free programme based on a therapeutic community model. Read more about the Therapeutic Community model here Higher Ground offers a comprehensive program for Māori. The program is available to all residents, whatever their ethnicity. The Kaupapa Whānau Oranga program is grounded in a Wairua focused (spiritual) and Whānau driven (recovery family in action) approach to wellbeing. At Higher Ground we are committed to providing a safe & welcoming community for all Rainbow clients, staff, whānau, friends & visitors.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Residential alcohol & other drug treatment

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Most Higher Ground clients refer themselves, although we do take referrals from family, friends, other drug and alcohol agencies, doctors, lawyers and probation officers. We encourage clients to make the referral themselves as taking personal responsibility is an important step.

Clients are admitted to the service only after a comprehensive assessment process that ascertains the programmes suitability to the clients needs.

We can only admit New Zealand residents who fall into the following categories:

  • People who live in Waitemata, Auckland or Counties Manukau and Waikato DHB areas can phone us to arrange an assessment on 09 834 0042
  • People who live elsewhere in New Zealand and who have a problem with methamphetamine can phone us to arrange an assessment on 09 834 0042.
Description

Higher Ground provides an 18-week residential recovery programme for people with a dependency to alcohol or other drugs. The programme aims to assist residents to improve social and psychological well being and to maintain abstinence from alcohol and other drug use.

We offer a high quality, culturally responsive, drug-free programme based on a therapeutic community model. Read more about the Therapeutic Community model here

Higher Ground offers a comprehensive program for Māori. The program is available to all residents, whatever their ethnicity. The Kaupapa Whānau Oranga program is grounded in a Wairua focused (spiritual) and Whānau driven (recovery family in action) approach to wellbeing.

At Higher Ground we are committed to providing a safe & welcoming community for all Rainbow clients, staff, whānau, friends & visitors.

Family Education Group

Our Family Education Group is for family / whānau / significant others of residents. It is a bi-weekly education group, on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Topics include: The Therapeutic Community and Higher Ground. Families and Addiction – The ‘Domino Effect’. Addiction as a Disease Concept – ‘The Roots of Addiction’. Multiple Family Group also starts at 7pm on Wednesday and is for residents and family members. The resident and family members join this group on their fourth Wednesday in treatment. Family members complete three Wednesdays in Family Education Group and then move into Multiple Family Group. Each resident is encouraged to have two family members or support people at each Multiple Family Group.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

This programme is for the support people of residents attending the Higher Ground programme

Description

Our Family Education Group is for family / whānau / significant others of residents. It is a bi-weekly education group, on Tuesday nights at 7pm.

Topics include:

  • The Therapeutic Community and Higher Ground.
  • Families and Addiction – The ‘Domino Effect’.
  • Addiction as a Disease Concept – ‘The Roots of Addiction’.

Multiple Family Group also starts at 7pm on Wednesday and is for residents and family members. The resident and family members join this group on their fourth Wednesday in treatment. Family members complete three Wednesdays in Family Education Group and then move into Multiple Family Group. Each resident is encouraged to have two family members or support people at each Multiple Family Group.

Continuing Care

The purpose of the Continuing Care programmes is to assist residents in maintaining quality recovery whilst integrating back into society. There are two Continuing Care outpatient groups. An outpatient Continuing Care individual counselling programme and a residential Continuing Care programme.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

East Auckland, South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

All ex residents are eligible to attend the Continuing Care programme whether they have completed the programme or not. Participants attending a methadone programme are eligible to attend individual outpatient Continuing Care but are not eligible to attend the Continuing Care group programmes.

Description

The purpose of the Continuing Care programmes is to assist residents in maintaining quality recovery whilst integrating back into society.

There are two Continuing Care outpatient groups. An outpatient Continuing Care individual counselling programme and a residential Continuing Care programme.

 

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Contact Details

  • Admissions and Assessments

    (09) 834 0042

  • Continuing Care

    (09) 834 0076

  • Residents

    (09) 834 3700

118 Beach Road
Te Atatu Peninsula
Auckland 0610

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Street Address

118 Beach Road
Te Atatū Peninsula
Auckland 0610

Postal Address

PO Box 45192
Te Atatu
Auckland 0651

This page was last updated at 11:25AM on December 20, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Higher Ground - Drug Rehabilitation Trust.