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Te Paepae Arahi Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Impaired Drivers' Awareness Course (IDAC)

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Te Paepae Arahi accepts agency and service referrals, we also welcome walk in or self referrals. 

Please send your referral to or visit us at our office to do intake with one of our staff. 

For more information contact us on [04] 920 0696.

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The Impaired Drivers' Awareness Course alternates between the Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt Community Corrections sites from 9am – 5pm, on the last two Saturdays of every month.

The course covers the social, health, and legal ramifications of impaired substance driving and road safety requirements.

The objective of the course is to:

  • Explore and discuss what drives an individual to drink and drive under the influence of legal and/or illegal substances;

  • Explore and discuss the effects of substance impaired driving regarding an individual’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing;

  • Explore and discuss the ripple effects of impaired substance driving on an individual’s family, friends and wider community;

  • Explore and discuss anger and stress management strategies;

  • Explore and discuss relapse prevention strategies;

  • Develop individual safety plans to prevent substance impaired driving in order to keep participants and other people safe on the road;

  • Assist participants to have indefinite suspensions lifted from their driver’s licence, by referring them to an approved land transport assessor; and provide ongoing individual and/or group therapy to address any substance related issues.

Contact Details

7 Daly Street
Lower Hutt
Wellington 5010

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Street Address

7 Daly Street
Lower Hutt
Wellington 5010

Postal Address

PO Box 44 136
Lower Hutt

This page was last updated at 11:57AM on March 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Paepae Arahi Trust.