Needle Exchange Service, Help & Advice
- Programme Areas
Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD)
- Age Groups
Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
In addition to exchanging injection equipment, Needle Exchanges offer free help and advice to injecting drug users about health issues . You should bear in mind that advice or information given is not designed to replace that of health or legal professionals but is offered as a more user friendly, realistic and practical nature.
Whilst none of the needle exchanges offer treatment for addiction problems they are able to give an overview of services available in various regions of the country. We can also help people find assistance that is most appropriate to them, from a range of community based services, such as detoxification and methadone through to more intensive residential based services.
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This page was last updated at 2:38PM on April 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Rodger Wright Centre.