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The Salvation Army Bridge Centre (Alcohol and Drug Support) - Kaikohe

Mental Health & Addictions Service



The Salvation Army Bridge provides a safe, free, quality service to those affected by the harmful use of drugs and/or alcohol. 


COVID-19 response: during COVID-19 Levels 3 & 4 all support to help manage drug and alcohol use is being offered by phone and text. Please phone the Bridge as usual during office hours, and we will work on ways to support you by phone or text during this time.

We expect that by the time the country moves to alert Level 2 more face to face support will become available.


Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Support

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Smoking cessation

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Face to face smoking cessation



Age Groups


Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Referrals can come via self-referral, GP or agency referral.

This service is for individuals over 18 years of age based in the Mid-North area. Support can be offered by phone.

Group support is offered on Fridays in Kaikohe (mornings) and Kerikeri (afternoons).


We begin with an Alcohol and/or Drug Assessment followed by working together to establish the best next step for your journey. You will be supported, challenged and encouraged to make positive changes in your life so that you can find hope, direction, peace and stability. The process will allow you to better understand your substance use, set goals for change, learn strategies to manage triggering situations or feelings, and understand your high risk situations. You will end up with a personal plan to reduce the harm you are experiencing.

The process starts with a Drug & Alcohol Assessment, followed by confirmation of a treatment pathway. Treatment options include:

  • One-to-one individual sessions
  • Referral to a Drive Soba programme, if you are facing 3 or more drink driving charges and this programme is appropriate 
  • Referral to a Choice one day workshop to address methamphetamine misuse, if appropriate
  • Making Changes Group: 5 x two hour group sessions Fridays run over five consecutive weeks.

Phone or text us for more details.


Staff are registered health and allied health professionals experienced in addiction treatment.


Fri9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Languages Spoken

English, Maori


No fees apply.

Contact Details

  • National Freephone

    0800 53 00 00

2 Station Road
Northland 0405

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Street Address

2 Station Road
Northland 0405

Postal Address

PO Box 1746
Whangarei 0140

This page was last updated at 1:11PM on April 23, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by The Salvation Army Bridge Centre (Alcohol and Drug Support) - Kaikohe.