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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Residential Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Service

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Residential alcohol & other drug treatment


North Auckland, East Auckland, Northland, Central Auckland, Waikato, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process
  • The service is available to males aged 18 years and above
  • Acceptance into the service follows once an Alcohol and Drug Assessment is completed by one of our qualified assessors.
  • Referral may be via any source including self referral.

This service provides residential support and treatment for people who are experiencing significant harm as a result of their own alcohol and or other drug use and cannot be treated in less structured or supported settings. A range of options are available dependent on the treatment model followed by the service.

The service works with people to develop a holistic treatment plan. The comprehensive programme includes attention to physical and mental wellbeing, social, recreational and vocational options and is inclusive of family and whanau.

The programme also includes alcohol and drug education and how to prevent relapse. The service will also work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and drug problems.

The service can be accessed directly or by referral from family, whanau, primary or other healthcare services and social and community agencies.

Te Ara Hou - Alcohol & Other Drug Residential Services

Te Ara Hou is a dedicated kaupapa Maori alcohol and other drug service located in Clendon, Auckland. The core aim of the service is to help clients who have alcohol and other drug addictions, to overcome their addiction and choose a better lifestyle for themselves and their whanau.

The programme offered at Te Ara Hou is a 26 week residential programme modelled on a Maori world-view (kaupapa Maori) Model of Practice named Te Toi o Matariki (the "awakening"). Te Toi Matariki works on the concepts that in order to realise your need to make change, one must understand who they are as an individuals, then as Maori, then their cultural value base). 

Te Ara Hou also provides peer support to whanau members who have been affected by the impact of alcohol and other drug use by their loved one, including one-to-one counselling and follow up support.

Call us on (09) 263 8040 or view the Te Ara Hou -  Alcohol & Other Drug Residential Services section of our website.

Contact Details

47 Druces Rd, Manukau

South Auckland

47 Druces Rd
Manukau City

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Street Address

47 Druces Rd
Manukau City

Postal Address

PO Box 97644
South Auckland Mail Centre
Manukau 2241

This page was last updated at 9:46AM on October 15, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Raukura Hauora O Tainui.