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SORTED (Youth Alcohol & Other Drugs Service)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Social Detox

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Social detox


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Age Groups


Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Anyone can approach the SORTED service. Concerned parents or caregivers of a young person using alcohol, cannabis or other substances are very welcome to contact SORTED.

Referral form

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For young people looking to stop their substance use, sometimes the first few days or even 1-2 weeks can be particularly difficult as you can experience withdrawals. Common withdrawals can include agitation, sleep problems, flu-like symptoms and mood issues. Cravings to use can last for much longer. For most young people they can get through this period of withdrawal in the community and Sorted can support you to do this. This is referred to as 'Social Detox'. 

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:01PM on August 31, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by SORTED (Youth Alcohol & Other Drugs Service).