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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol Website




For families and friends of alcoholics to help them help themselves in the understanding of alcoholism and how it affects the family. Meetings held every Tuesday night at 7.30 pm in the Salvation Army building, corner of George and Henry Streets.
Phone: 0508 425 2666

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Meetings held locally can be found on the website or via the phone number.
Phone: 0800 229 6757 

Addictions Services NMDHB

(Alcohol & Other Drugs) Phone: 520 9908 Wairau Hospital, Hospital Road, (In old Maternity Ward) Blenheim 8.30 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday Rational Recovery Group 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm Wednesday at Addiction Services. 

Self Referrals are accepted.

Youth Counsellor available.

The Youth Alcohol and Drug Team provide a professional service to young people affected by alcohol/other drugs to promote freedom from substance addiction and provide education about substance use and ways to reduce harms caused by substances. We provide a free and confidential service.

Alcohol and Drug 0800 Line

Phone: 0800 787 797 Opening Hours - 10.00 am - 10.00 pm any day. You can ring up anonymously, to get information for yourself or about friends, family you are concerned about. They have information about services in your area.

For more information visit Alcohol drug help website

Free text 8681 and they will txt you back for a free, confidential conversation.

Youth Line on 0800 787 984 for advice and referral to services for young people.

Maori Helpline 0800 787 798.

Pacific 0800 787 799.

Alcohol helpline new text number is free text for help to 8681 and we will txt you back for a free, confidential conversation. 

Meth Help Team – A specialist counselling service for people struggling with their own or someone else’s use of methamphetamine.

Services Directory – If you are looking for details of treatment providers within your region, you will find them below:

  • Work & Income Support Services.
  • Call Back Service.
  • Printed Resources – The Helpline has available a variety of free resources to help you make decisions. Call  us on 0800 787 797 to enquire.
  • www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz We have online chat available. When you see we are online! at the bottom of the screen, simply click on this and a chat window will open. You can also leave us a message.

Drug ARM

Offers positive solutions, as well as first point of contact for young people and parents wanting drug information, education and support.
Phone: 027 678 1194 (Roy)

Narcotics Anonymous

Check out the website or phone line for local meetings.
Phone: 0800 628 632

Needle Exchange Scheme Marlborough


Pharmacies in the programme:

  • Unichem Mortimers & Frasers Pharmacy, 101A Market Street, Blenheim 03 578 5228.
  • Unichem Springlands Pharmacy, 131 Middle Renwick Road, Springlands 03 578 2271.
  • Poswillo's Pharmacy, 30-32 Scott Street, Blenheim 03 578 9022.
  • Picton Healthcare Pharmacy, 6 High Street, Picton 03 573 6420. (All Level two pharmacies).

Additional Information: infoneedle.co.nz - 33 Sandyford Street, P O Box 22-176, Christchurch, New Zealand, Phone +64 3 366 9403, Fax +64 366 9405.


Aukati Kaipaipa

Free 12 week intensive quit smoking programme, serviced by Maori for Maori. A mobile service. Practical advice and information.
FREE Nicotine Rreplacement Therapy (NRT) provided – patches, gum and lozenges. Ongoing support and follow-ups.
Phone: 03 577 8404 or text: 027 203 3699


One-to-one quitting advice and information. Call-back system for regular support is available if wanted.
Subsidised nicotine replacement patches and gum programme.
Phone: 0800 778 778
Website: www.quit.org.nz 

St Marks Residential A&OD Treatment Centre

Treatment centre for those people identified with addiction dependencies. Provides residential treatment based on the therapeutic community concept for adults aged 18 and over.
61 Main Street, Blenheim, phone: 03 578 0459

Te Piki Oranga

TPO has Alcohol and Other Drugs counselling services – Rangatahi and Pakeke
03 5785750
Alcohol helpine new TEXT number is free – text for help to 8681 and they will txt you back for a free, confidential conversation.