Providing a free and confidential service offered, to youth up to age 19, with drug and alcohol issues.
Youth Drug and Alcohol Service is fully funded by the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), employs one full-time Counsellor and one part-time Counsellor and works with schools and the community in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts.
The North Canterbury Youth Drug and Alcohol Service is recognised and positively regarded by people working in a variety of government and non-government positions, both locally and regionally.
50 - 80 youth are seen a month and referrals are continuing to grow. This service enables young people to access assistance within their community, rather than being referred to Christchurch.