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Waikato DHB - Community Alcohol and Drugs (CADS)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Alcohol and Drug Services operate in three clusters across the Waikato DHB health district.

For more information on our rural locations, see the Rural South Community Mental Health & Addiction Services and Rural North Community Mental Health & Addiction Services.

Programmes

Community Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Treatment

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Self referrals are preferred although another person may make a referral with the client’s consent and knowledge.

Service criteria/eligibility is adults, 20 years and older, however treatment will be provided…

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Description
The Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) provide alcohol and drug assessment and treatment for:
  • clients presenting with moderate to severe dependency or complex multiple substance use
  • clients identified as…

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Home Detoxification Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community (medical detox)

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Self referrals are preferred although another person may make a referral with the client’s consent and knowledge.

Service criteria/eligibility is adults, 20 years and older, however treatment will be provided…

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Description

Specialist services include a home detoxification programme. This may include medical assessment and pharmacotherapy.

Hospital Detoxification Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Hospital (medical detox)

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Self referrals are preferred although another person may make a referral with the client’s consent and knowledge.

Service criteria/eligibility is adults, 20 years and older, however treatment will be provided…

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Description

Specialist services include an inpatient bed for assessment and stabilisation.

Opioid Substitution Therapy

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Opioid substitution treatment

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Individuals accompanied by whanau are encouraged to attend a drop-in clinic at London Street (if residing in the Hamilton district).  Here they will be seen by a CADS clinician and…

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Description

The methadone or buprenorphine naloxone treatment programme is available at He Toa Takitini, 193 London Street, Hamilton.

Staff

Our staff group are made up of psychiatrists who specialise in addiction, registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and alcohol and drug clinicians.  We are a teaching facility so we also have students from all disciplines at times.

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Need to talk? free call or text any time for support from a trained counsellor 1737

For emergency calls after hours, weekends and public holidays phone the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service on 0800 50 50 50.

Languages Spoken

Hindi, English

Charges

No fees apply

Parking

Parking available on site at He Toa Takitini, London Street

Contact Details

193 London Street, Hamilton

Waikato

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Thames Hospital

Waikato

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This page was last updated at 2:02PM on May 4, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato DHB - Community Alcohol and Drugs (CADS).