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SORTED (Youth Alcohol & Other Drugs Service)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Coexisting Problems – Mental Health & Addictions

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions


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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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Coexisting Problems refers to the presence of both Mental Health and Substance Use problems. For a lot of young people the use of substances is in part to help cope and manage other problems they are experiencing (e.g. difficult thoughts, feelings). For some, their substance use has led to other problems with their wellbeing (e.g. low mood, anxiety).

SORTED, as a service, is part of a wider service known as MICAMHS (Maternal Infant Child Adolescent Mental Health Service), and as such we are able to support young people with coexisting problems. Most of the time this still only means meeting with your SORTED worker but there are options you can be provided with to meet with others within the wider MICAMHS team (e.g. Psychologist) if this would be helpful, and only if you are willing.

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).