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The Salvation Army Bridge Centre (Alcohol and Drug Support) - Christchurch and West Coast

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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Description

Provides a residential and community support/treatment service for people who are experiencing significant harm as a result of their alcohol and or other drug use.

We are part of The Salvation Army, so can draw on many of the services provided by our colleagues such as budgeting advice, food banks, etc. See the Salvation Army website for more information.

Staff

Staff are a mix of health and allied health professionals experienced in the field of alcohol and drug harm treatment. This includes Peer Support Workers who have experienced substance use harm and are now living a life of recovery and modelling the hope of this possibility.

Ages

Adult / Pakeke

Charges

No fees apply to groups accessed in the community.

In terms of the Residential programme in Christchurch, the cost of treatment is funded through the redirection of Ministry of Social Development payments to cover costs. If not on a Benefit a fee for residential treatment applies. 

People who are not New Zealand citizens can enquire about payment options. 

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

9.00am - 15.30pm

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Residential and Community Services for Alcohol and Other Drugs

In Christchurch this service provides residential and community-based services for people who are experiencing significant harm as a result of their own alcohol and or other drug use. A range of options are available dependent on your needs. On the West Coast and in Buller this service offers support in Greymouth and Westport via groups and some one to one support. For those outside of these centres telephone or video call support may be available if internet and cell connections allow. Our purposeful, whole of life, person-centred, caring approach combines four key elements; Partnership: You will be in a purposeful relationship with the treatment team as you move along your own personal path to recovery. 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. 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. 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.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Residential alcohol & other drug treatment

Regions

West Coast, Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you are concerned about your own alcohol or drug use or someone else’s, then please contact us today.

Description

In Christchurch this service provides residential and community-based services for people who are experiencing significant harm as a result of their own alcohol and or other drug use. A range of options are available dependent on your needs.
On the West Coast and in Buller this service offers support in Greymouth and Westport via groups and some one to one support. For those outside of these centres telephone or video call support may be available if internet and cell connections allow. 

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.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Wheelchair accessible toilet, Mobility parking space

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:14PM on November 30, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by The Salvation Army Bridge Centre (Alcohol and Drug Support) - Christchurch and West Coast.