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The Salvation Army Bridge Centre (Alcohol and Drug Support) - Lower South Island

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Alcohol and Other Drug - Residential and Day Programmes

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Residential alcohol & other drug treatment


Dunedin - South Otago, Southland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Residential Programme Bridge avaliable in Dunedin.  Day Programmes are available in Balclutha and Invercargill.

If you are concerned about your own alcohol or drug use or someone else’s, then please contact us via our Dunedin office. Phone (03) 477 9852 Extn. 72001 or 0800 530 000.


This recovery-focused service is for people with alcohol and other drug problems, with or without any co-existing mental health issues, who are living independently in the community.

The service encourages the development of skills that will allow the client to manage their own substance related issues, achieve goals and develop positive relationships and problem solving skills.

Our purposeful, whole of life, person-centred, caring approach combines four key elements;

  1. Partnership: You will be in a purposeful relationship with the treatment team as you move along your own personal path to recovery.
  2. Community Reinforcement Approach: We go beyond education and advice to coaching and practice. Where practical, family and friends are encouraged to participate in your treatment plan.
  3. 12 Step Recovery Journey: The 12 Step approach suggests that the recovery includes a distinctly spiritual journey from a life of confusion and grief to a place of serenity and peace.
  4. The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army in Aotearoa New Zealand seeks to offer an evidence-based, best practice treatment for people moderately to severely affected by their harmful use of, or dependency on alcohol and / or drugs as a practical expression of its Christian based love and concern for all people in the community.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 10:28AM on August 6, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by The Salvation Army Bridge Centre (Alcohol and Drug Support) - Lower South Island.