Alcohol and other Drug Addictions

Provision of AOD services within an integrated site of health, social and educational services.

Te Kāika's community-based Alcohol and other Drug Addictions service is located at Te Whare on 15A Playfair Street, Caversham, Dunedin. We offer the provision of alcohol and other drug addiction services within and alongside an integrated site of health, social and educational services (Te Kāika) in Dunedin for all.

Our services are designed and delivered from a Te Ao Māori worldview that includes one-to-one counselling and whānau support. Our approach is inclusionary harm reduction within Māori centred models of relational care for tāngata whaiora with moderate to severe substance use challenges and their whānau.

Whānau wellbeing is enhanced through an integrated workforce, whakawhanungatanga and whakapapa connection. We support whānau to identify resiliency and protective factors that enhance their wellbeing. Our range of roles are unique to Kaupapa Māori and include kaimahi who have lived experience, are clinically competent and culturally safe.

The following services are available from 9AM – 4PM Monday – Friday.

Monday                              Social Worker/Drug and Alcohol Counsellor/Registered Nurse

Tuesday                              Clinical Psychologist/Drug and Alcohol Counsellor/Registered Nurse

Wednesday                        Social Worker/Drug and Alcohol Counsellor/Registered Nurse

Thursday                            Mirimiri Practitioner/Drug and Alcohol Counsellor/Registered Nurse

Friday                                  Social Worker/Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Whānau Research/Whakapapa Connector and Purakau kaimahi are available on request.



Our email address connects to our confidential inbox:

Whānau can submit a message below via Enquire Now and leave their details. We will connect and pōwhiri (welcome) whānau into Te Whare.

Whānau can also ring in on 0800 124 224 and leave a private message with their details.

Health and Social Service Providers

Health/social service providers who would like to refer whānau into our service can check out the Te Kāika website (Alcohol and other Drug Addictions) and promote the service to whānau.

If whānau are interested in participating, please support them to connect/engage with us (via website or 0800 124 224).

Please do not send medical history or personal information of an individual unless they have specifically requested and consented to this happening.

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