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Alcohol Drug Association New Zealand (ADANZ) - Alcohol Drug Helpline


ADA is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides a range of alcohol and drug information services. ADA brings professionals and people working in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector together to network, share and disseminate the latest AOD information.

ADA provides coordination and an informed voice for the AOD sector in the South Island. ADA also manages the Alcohol Drug Helpline and produces the National Directory of Addiction Services in New Zealand (


Alcohol Drug Helpline - freephone 0800 787 797

Alcohol Drug Helpline Youth Service - freephone 0800 787 984
or text: adh to 234
live chat: on

The Helpline is a national telephone service where anyone can get up to date information about alcohol and other drugs. The Helpline also offers a confidential support, information and referral service for:

  • people wanting to change their alcohol or other drug use
  • people concerned about or affected by someone else’s alcohol or other drug use
  • encouraging people to enter Treatment Services.

Callers can access brief interventions, while those needing ongoing counselling are referred to appropriate services in their area.

The Helpline is available from 10am – 10pm every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It is a national service of the Alcohol Drug Association New Zealand.


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