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Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services

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Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

19 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

2 Trent Street, Oamaru

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Hospital Street, Clyde

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

The Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services are delivered by the Specialist Addiction Services team (formerly Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) in Otago and Drug and Alcohol Specialist Service (DASS) in Southland).

An Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor offers support for youth aged 14-19 years. For more information, please see Southern DHB Child & Youth Mental Health Services.

All Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services locations have registered health professionals and access to an addiction specialist psychiatrist. Services provided include:

  • Assessment of needs in relation to addiction.
  • One to one counselling and case management in relation to substance use.
  • Opioid Substitution Treatment.
  • Assessment and referral to Residential Addiction Services including Medical Withdrawal (detox) services.
  • Advice and support regarding compulsory treatment under the Substance Abuse Act.
  • Advice regarding community supports. 

In addition to the above, Dunedin (at Wakari Hospital) also provides a weekly group treatment programme.

Programmes

Addiction Assessment & Treatment - Community/Social Support

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for Alcohol and Drug Services can be received from your GP and other health professionals via fax or post to the location nearest you. We do accept referrals from…

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Description

An individual assessment of needs in relation to addiction can be carried out at any Southern DHB Addiction Services location. All Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services locations have registered…

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Opioid Substitution Treatment

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Opioid substitution treatment

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for Opioid Substitution Treatment can be received from your GP and other health professionals via fax or post to the location nearest you. We do accept referrals from any…

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Description

Opioid Substitution Treatment programmes are available at all Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services locations.

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Addictions Group Treatment Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

To discuss referrals, please contact us on (03) 4769 760 or Freephone 0800 44 33 66.

A walk-in self-referral clinic is provided in Dunedin (at Wakari Hospital) 12:00 -2:00 Monday,…

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Description

A weekly group treatment programme is available at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin.

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Hours

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

19 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

2 Trent Street, Oamaru

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Hospital Street, Clyde

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

For out of hours crisis response, please call 0800 46 78 46.

Fees

There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

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Contact Details

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Southland

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24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

Dunedin - South Otago

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2 Trent Street, Oamaru

Waitaki

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Hospital Street, Clyde

Central Lakes

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This page was last updated at 4:34PM on November 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services.