Directory of Support Services - Nationwide

The Breakthrough Forum is focused on reducing harm to our people, our whānau and our communities. One of our core objectives is to develop easy pathways for individuals looking for the best help. Below is a list of support services to help you or your loved one through addiction and substance abuse categorised by location.

1737, Need to Talk?

Phone or text to 1737 anytime when you’re ready to talk to a trained counsellor about reducing the harm caused by drugs.

Phone: 1737 or 0800 1737 1737

A Girl Called Hope

A Girl Called Hope helps 16 to 28 year old women make a positive change during a 6 month live in programme.

Phone: (09) 443 7136

Al-Anon Family Groups / Alateen

Al-Anon Family Group meetings brings together friends and family of problem drinkers so they can share their experiences and learn about the Al-Anon programme.

Phone: 0508 425 2666

Alcohol Drug Helpline

Phone anytime when you’re ready to talk to a trained counsellor about reducing the harm caused by drugs.

Phone: 0800 787 797 or Text: 8681
Māori Line: 0800 787 798, Pasifika Line: 0800 787 799, Youth Line: 0800 787 984

Alcoholics Anonymous – AA

Turn up to an AA meeting and find a fellowship of men and women who share how they have been harmed by alcohol and their hope for a better future.

Phone: 0800 229 6757

Ararimu Lodge

Ararimu Lodge is an alcohol rehab retreat for women who are feeling overwhelmed by personal issues and have problems with alcohol.

Phone: (09) 292 4044

Ashburn Clinic

Ashburn Clinic provides a detox programme for adults that want to recover from their drug addiction while staying in their Dunedin clinic.

Phone: (03) 476 2092

Capri Sanctuary

Capri Sanctuary provides a private residential programme in Auckland for people with drug addictions.

Phone: 0800 227 741

Drug Help

Drug Help gives online self-help for people thinking about their relationship with drugs. It also has information to help someone else reduce the harm caused by drugs.

Phone: 0800 787 797

Fostering Kids NZ

Fostering Kids helps caregivers, including  whānau caregivers, look after children. Support includes training sessions, group meetings, family day events and meeting other caregivers living in your area.

Phone: 0800 693 323 or (07) 281 1137

Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Graeme Dingle Foundation supports youth through their Kiwi Can primary school, Stars year 9 mentoring and Project K year 10 outdoor programmes.

Phone: (09) 477 6237 

Grandparents raising Grandchildren

Grandparents raising Grandchildren helps grandparents and whānau caregivers look after children. Support includes group meetings, information and advice from fellow caregivers.

Phone: 0800 472 637 or (07) 579 3571
or (07) 562 2850

Healthcare NZ (Mental Health NZ)

Healthcare helps people, their family and whānau reduce the harm caused by drugs through a personalised support plan.

Phone: 0800 333 676

Higher Ground

Higher Ground is a residential addiction treatment centre based in Auckland, with the mission to provide tools for transformational change to people affected by severe addiction.

Phone: (09) 834 0042

Maketū Health & Social Services

Ahi Ora by Maketu Health and Social Services uses the legends of Maui to help young people focus on their strengths, understand who they are, and create a better future.

Phone: (07) 533 2551

Moana House

Moana House is a residential therapeutic community based in Dunedin for adult males with a criminal background who want to change their lives, with many also having drug issues.

Phone: (03) 477 0842

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is made up of addicts who are trying to help each other recover from using drugs and make changes in their lives. Recovery by attending meetings, working the 12 Steps, finding a sponsor, helping other addicts stay clean and reading NA literature.

Phone: 0800 NA TODAY (0800 628 632)

Needle Exchange Programme

Needle Exchange Programme lets people exchange their needles and syringes so the can reduce the harm when injecting drugs.

Phone: (03) 366 9403

Ngāti Awa Social & Health Services

Ngāti Awa works in their rohe to help people and their whānau reduce the harm caused by drugs.

Phone: (07) 306 0096

Nova House

Nova House is a residential therapeutic community based in Christchurch that is a place of last resort for adults with the most severe addictions.

Phone: (03) 349 2053

Odyssey House

Odyssey House phone-based counselling service for anyone with a meth problem. This includes users and those worried about someone else.

Phone: 0800 6384 4357

Pathways Health

Pathways Health helps young people reduce the harm caused by drugs, including providing help in the home or finding homes to live in.

Phone: (07) 579 3235

Springhill Treatment Centre

Springhill is a residential addiction treatment centre in Napier for people recovering from severe to moderate addictions and associated mental health disorders.

Phone: (06) 873 4896

Te Ao Hou (WBoP)

Te Ao Hou works in Opotiki to help youth, family and whānau reduce the harm caused by drugs, and other health problems.

Phone: (07) 315 6970

Te Nikau Addictions Centre

Te Nikau Addictions Centre is a residential addiction treatment centre based in Paraparaumu for people recovering from severe to moderate addictions.

Phone: (06) 873 4896

Te Whare Oranga Ngakau

Te Whare Oranga Ngakau is a kaupapa Māori alcohol and drug residential centre in Rotorua for people that no longer have complex drug problems but have other care needs or need to develop other skills.

Phone: (07) 348 3598

The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a residential detox programme based in Auckland that helps people gain a life free from substance abuse, with support for family and friends.

Phone: 0800 863 3869

Waipu Hauora (Matapihi)

Waipu Hauora works in Matapihi to help youth, family and whānau reduce the harm caused by drugs, and other health problems.

Phone: (07) 577 1921

Workplace Support

Workplace Support works with businesses to help staff who are using drugs and want to reduce the harm to themselves and their workplace.

Phone: 0800 333 200

 

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