Nau mai, welcome to the Alcohol Drug Helpline

Dealing with an alcohol or other drug problem can sometimes feel overwhelming. Starting the journey of change can be challenging but life does get better.

If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s drinking or other drug use, the Helpline can support you to make the changes that you want to make.

At any time, whenever you are ready you can call the Helpline on 0800 787 797 for friendly, confidential, non-judgmental advice and support. It’s your call.

From this website you can find out more about alcohol and drugs in our Drugs A-Z, read the stories of those that have made positive changes, locate resources and services available through the Helpline, online or in your community through our service directory.

The Helpline is funded by the Health Promotion Agency and the Ministry of Health and provided by the Alcohol Drug Association of NZ


View video featuring Norm Hewitt’s story about the problems alcohol caused in his life and how he made the change. Read more stories.


Do you have any questions about the Helpline? Click the image above to read responses to Frequently Asked Questions. If you do not find the answer you need call the Helpline on 0800 787 797. > Read More


Our alcohol drug telephone helpline is only a call away. Call 0800 787 797, from 10am – 10pm to speak with a trained counsellor. All calls are free and confidential. > Read More