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Emerge Aotearoa

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD)


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Process

Most of our referrals come from the District Health Board's mental health teams. However, if you have any questions or to find out if this service is available in your area, please contact the Emerge Aotearoa office nearest you.


Emerge Aotearoa provides tailored and intensive treatment programmes to support clients in their immediate and long-term recovery from addiction and substance abuse.

Addiction and substance abuse occurs where alcohol or drugs dominate how a person functions. This is often accompanied by a physical and / or psychological dependence. It is a compulsion to use a substance or persist with certain behaviour no matter what, in order to feel good or to avoid feeling bad.

Addictions are different for everyone – depending on the substance, behaviour the person craves and the type of person they are.

At Emerge Aotearoa, our qualified clinicians and peer support specialists have come together to create and deliver programmes that cater to each individual's needs and recovery goals, in the safety of their own community. We work with our clients to understand the root cause of their addiction and support them to make positive changes in their lives.

Emerge Aotearoa also offers specialist Dual Diagnosis services for clients who are affected by mental illness and drug and alcohol issues.

Contact Details

For more information please contact your nearest Emerge Aotearoa Office

  • Northland

    (09) 470 3530

  • Auckland: National Support Centre

    (09) 265 0255

  • Auckland West

    (09) 839 7301

  • Auckland Central

    (09) 847 9187

  • Hamilton

    (07) 829 4395

  • Rotorua

    (07) 348 4739

  • Tauranga

    (07) 579 9020

  • Midland

    (07) 579 9020

  • Napier

    (06) 843 5119

  • Wellington

    (04) 589 9442

  • Christchurch

    (03) 371 5599

  • West Coast (of the South Island)

    0800 000 029

This page was last updated at 11:52AM on July 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Emerge Aotearoa.