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Want help?

If you’re concerned about your drinking or drug use or worried about someone you know, there’s lots of support available to help you cut down or stop.

Signs you might need help

Here are some signs that you (or someone you know) may need help:

  • Drinking too much or using drugs.
  • Lying about your drinking or hiding alcohol.
  • Being less social than usual.
  • Health issues that could be caused by drinking or drug use.
  • Not keeping on top of tasks or responsibilities at home, work or school.
  • Past attempts to stop drinking or using drugs haven’t worked.
  • Relationship issues or arguments about your drinking or drug use.
  • Mood swings (often linked to alcohol use).
  • Losing interest in activities or hobbies you once found enjoyable.

Made the change to cut down or stop? Check here for some tips for staying on track.


Local support to help you cut down or stop

Medical centre:Talk to your doctor or practice nurse.
Pathways:Addiction, mental health and wellness services.
Phone 06 370 6102 or email wairarapa@pathways.co.nz
Te Hauora Runanga:Addiction and whanau support services.
Phone 0800 666 744 or email throwinc@tehauora.org.nz
Yellow Brick Road:

Support for families who have a loved one experiencing mental health challenges.
Phone 06 377 3081 or visit www.yellowbrickroad.org.nz

National services

Alcohol & Drug Helpline:Phone 0800 787 797 or visit www.alcoholdrughelp.org.nz
Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hour helpline:Phone 0800 229 6757 or visit www.aa.org.nz

Other services

Check here for other wellbeing and mental health services.