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Te Nikau Addictions Centre

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


A Residential Addictions Programme and 1-1 counselling centre. Te Nikau Addictions Centre caters for all addictions and can take clients from anywhere in NZ. 

Not Catered For: Schizophrenia/psychosis, currently on opioid substitutes (e.g. methadone), arson or child sexual abuse convictions, court ordered, or intoxicated.


Fees apply

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Fees apply


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Residential Addictions Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Community based support - gambling, Residential alcohol & other drug treatment, Community based support - other


All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

We prefer a personal approach by phone, in writing, or by email. (An agency, organisation, or individual may make initial contact with us on behalf of a prospective student.) After initial contact we will send out an information booklet, and application form.

An interview will be arranged at Te Nikau (or by phone, if the applicant is out of the region and unable to visit).

Once the application form is received at Te Nikau we will send two referee forms and a Doctor's (G.P.) form (which includes a blood test) to be completed and returned.

If any other information is needed (e.g. from other medical or addiction agencies, Police Record, etc.) it will be requested at this point.

When all forms, information and blood tests are received, a decision will be made regarding entry, or referral elsewhere.

If accepted, new students who have been using alcohol and/or drugs need to be a minimum of 3 days clean from alcohol and/or drugs, and if necessary have gone through a medical detoxification.


A residential service for men and women aged 18 upwards, who are looking for a positive alternative to their life-controlling/addiction issues, and/or codependency.

We work with people recovering from addictions/compulsions regarding: alcohol, drugs, work, gambling, cleaning, codependency, sex, pornography, [and various other sexual addictions,] relationships, workaholism, nicotine, food, spending, and more.

For those entering the programme with alcohol or drug dependencies, they must not have used alcohol or drugs for a minimum of 3 days prior to arrival. If necessary, they will have completed a medical detoxification. (Those entering programme for other compulsive/addictive behaviours must also not have used alcohol or drugs in the 3 days prior to arrival.) 

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Admission Phone

    (04) 902 5828

69 Valley Road
Wellington 5032

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69 Valley Road
Wellington 5032

This page was last updated at 2:23PM on June 1, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Nikau Addictions Centre.