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Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions

Programmes

Addiction Assessment & Treatment - Community/Social Support

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Walk-in self-referrals can be made in Invercargill (at Southland Hospital) on weekdays during the daytime, and a walk-in self-referral clinic is provided in Dunedin (at Wakari Hospital) 12:00 -2:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Referrals for Alcohol and Drug Services can be received from your GP and other health professionals via fax or post to the location nearest you. We do accept referrals from any source, including self-referral, but we prefer that your GP is informed so that both services are involved with your treatment.

In rural Otago we need a referral to come from your GP or another health or social support agency.

For Invercargill Alcohol and Drug Services please make referrals via Single Point of Entry:
Phone: (03) 214 5786 or Freephone 0800 44 33 66
Fax: (03) 214 5696
PO Box 828
Invercargill 9840

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Description

An individual assessment of needs in relation to addiction can be carried out at any Southern DHB Addiction Services location. All Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services locations have registered health professionals and access to an addiction specialist psychiatrist.

Services provided include:

  • Assessment of needs in relation to addiction
  • One to one counselling and case management in relation to substance use
  • Opioid Substitution Treatment
  • Assessment and referral to Residential Addiction Services including Medical Withdrawal (detox) services
  • Advice and support regarding compulsory treatment under the Substance Abuse Act
  • Advice regarding community supports

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