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Youth Drug and Alcohol Service

Our Youth Drug and Alcohol Service, provides one full-time Social Worker and one part-time Counsellor and works with schools and the community in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts.

About our service

Our service is for young people experiencing difficulties with their own or other people’s use of any drugs including alcohol and tobacco. You can contact us yourself, just give us a call or text. We can meet in a place that suits you - could be school, our office, home or elsewhere in the community. We will listen to what’s going for you. We can give you accurate information about drugs and their effects as well as tools to manage feelings, patterns, use, peer pressure, family problems and whatever else is useful.

Our service is free and confidential and if you have needs that would be best met with another service we can support you to move to help that works for you.

If you are a family member or friend of a young person and you have concerns about their use or how use by others is affecting them you can contact us directly.

We work with agencies and workers involved with young people, including schools, in the area of drug and alcohol use and can provide services such as a comprehensive assessment, support, advice and referral.

We offer education to community groups on request

How to access this service

If you wish to talk to someone now or would like to know more about this service, please contact the Youth Drug & Alcohol Service:

M| 027 451 1567  P | 03 313 1056 E| ydaservice1@wellbeingnc.org.nz

To make referrals to this service, please click on the following link : YDA Referral Form