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Waikato DHB - Community Alcohol and Drugs (CADS)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Home Detoxification Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community (medical detox)



Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Self referrals are preferred although another person may make a referral with the client’s consent and knowledge.

Service criteria/eligibility is adults, 20 years and older, however treatment will be provided to younger people in some circumstances due to service gaps. This is particularly relevant for rural areas. Clients younger than 20 years of age may be seen if no other provider exists in the area.

Our entry criteria requires that clients have issues associated with substance abuse or dependence. In rural areas significant others who identify as being affected by another’s alcohol and drug use are seen by the service.


Specialist services include a home detoxification programme. This may include medical assessment and pharmacotherapy.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:02PM on May 4, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato DHB - Community Alcohol and Drugs (CADS).