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Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services

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Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

19 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

2 Trent Street, Ōamaru

Hospital Street, Clyde

Description

The Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services are delivered by the Specialist Addiction Services team (formerly Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) in Otago and Drug and Alcohol Specialist Service (DASS) in Southland).

An Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor offers support for youth aged 14-19 years. For more information, please see Southern DHB Child & Youth Mental Health Services.

All Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services locations have registered health professionals and access to an addiction specialist psychiatrist. Services provided include:

  • Assessment of needs in relation to addiction.
  • One to one counselling and case management in relation to substance use.
  • Opioid Substitution Treatment.
  • Assessment and referral to Residential Addiction Services including Medical Withdrawal (detox) services.
  • Advice and support regarding compulsory treatment under the Substance Abuse Act.
  • Advice regarding community supports. 

Programmes

Addiction Assessment & Treatment - Community/Social Support

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for alcohol and drug services need to come from your GP or other health professionals via ERMS, email or post.  Currently, due to COVID, we are not able to…

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Description

All Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services locations have registered health professionals and access to an addiction specialist psychiatrist.

Services provided include:

  • Assessment of needs in relation to addiction
  • One…

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Opioid Substitution Treatment

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Opioid substitution treatment

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for Opioid Substitution Treatment can be received from your GP and other health professionals via fax or post to the location nearest you. We do accept referrals from any…

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Description

Opioid Substitution Treatment programmes are available at all Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services locations.

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Charges

There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

Hours

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

19 Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

24 Clyde Street, Balclutha

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

2 Trent Street, Ōamaru

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Hospital Street, Clyde

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

For out of hours crisis response, please call 0800 46 78 46.

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This page was last updated at 11:03AM on March 28, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services.