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MidCentral DHB - Tararua Rural Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Dannevirke Alcohol and Drug Services

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Community (medical detox), Opioid substitution treatment, Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Alcohol and Drug Services are available at Dannevirke.

Referrals are welcome and you can contact Alcohol and Other Drug Services directly or referrals can be made through a number of sources including:

  • Services within the hospital and other specialist mental health services
  • General Practitioners
  • New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Justice and other community agencies

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This service provides assessment, treatment, counselling and referral to residential and day treatment services, when necessary. We also provide:

  • Methadone Maintenance Treatment (OST)
  • Withdrawal Management
  • Groups

Treatment and groups can focus on:

  • Abstinence from alcohol/drugs
  • Reduction of alcohol & drugs
  • Harm reduction
  • Safer controlled use of alcohol/drugs
  • Relapse prevention 

Alcohol and Other Drug Services are provided for people over 18 years of age:

  • With alcohol and/or other drug problems/dependence
  • With co-existing mental health and alcohol and/or other drug disorders
  • At risk of relapse

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:12PM on February 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB - Tararua Rural Mental Health and Addiction Services.