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3DHB - Addictions Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Managed Withdrawal Service

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Hospital (medical detox)


Wellington, Wairarapa, Hutt

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All referrals, including self-referrals, should come through Te Haika - 0800 745 477, our 24/7 contact centre.

It’s best for people to be referred by their GP because substance use often affects physical health as well.

We also take referrals for people already in hospital or being treated as an outpatient.

Health professionals can refer people to our addictions service via Te Haika

Please take anyone you are concerned may be in significant withdrawal to your nearest emergency department because we do not do emergency managed withdrawals (detoxification).


For people in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti, the Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa who want to stop using drugs or alcohol, our managed withdrawal services can help you.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:59AM on June 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Addictions Service.