Social Detoxification Service
Addiction is a vicious cycle that can be very difficult to break without access to the right support. People who misuse drugs and alcohol often face devastating impacts on their emotional, mental and physical health.
The reasons why people develop addictions vary, but may include using addictive substances to deal with grief or loss, experiences of trauma or violence, or mental health issues.
The Mission provides a range of services for people struggling with addiction, including assessments, a residential social detoxification centre (‘Elm Street’) and a team of Community Alcohol & Drug Workers.
The Mission has been a godsend for our family. No one else would help us as we struggled with our son’s binge drinking.
To speak with an Alcohol & Drug Community Worker, phone 09 303 3016 between 9am – 5pm, or email us.
From the first step in a person’s fight against addiction, the Mission can help. Together, the Elm Street team and Community Workers provide comprehensive support:
- Assistance with treatment options
- Budgeting advice
- Emergency food and clothing
- Assistance with co-ordination between client, treatment facility and support group
- Encouragement to complete treatment
- Assistance sorting out additional problems, such as debt
- Support when dealing with agencies, such as the courts and WINZ
- Recovery review
- Assistance to obtain housing and employment
- Vocational training and voluntary support.