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The benefit of attending group meetings has been shown to empower the family which in turn can create a shift in the addicted family member so please try to get along to one of these September support meetings or join one online.


7pm, Thursday 20 June 2023     

Online Event for Everyone

Our speaker this month David Benton, former Clinical Director of the Hanmer Clinic, will do a presentation: Understand the Addicts Brain. David has an exceptional wealth of knowledge and experience in addiction and his brilliant presentation contains so many valuable tools and information .There will be time for Q&As.

Register in advance for this meeting.


7pm, Tuesday 6 June 2023

AOD Community Trust, 28 Manning Street 

We are so excited to have Marbruka Bendadarf from Care NZ speaking this month. Marbruka will talk about Care NZ’s wide range of crucial services across the Waikato and the important mahi she does. There will be plenty of time for questions and sharing.



10am, Saturday 3 June 2023 

Pickles Cafe, 1 Antares Place

A gorgeous coffee group, facilitated by Amanda and Maggie, who have their own lived experience and plenty of understanding of families coping with a loved one in addiction.  A safe and welcoming group to share, support or simply sit and listen.  Everyone is welcome.



7pm, Monday 12 June 2023
Hanmer Clinic, 1235 Cameron Road

Our speaker is Daisy Corby from Get Smart, a free service for youth drug and alcohol support, who will talk about their programmes and the incredible mahi they do in the community. You are welcome to attend and share, or just to sit and listen. 



7pm, Thursday 8 June 2023

Rotorua Library, 1127 Haupapa Street

Come along and join this wonderful, supportive group - paddling in the same waka. Newcomers welcome.  Speaker to be advised. 



7pm, Tuesday 20 June 2023

Pou Whakaaro, 1 Bracken Way

Our Whakatane group is a safe and supportive space to be supported and share with others who understand exactly what you are going through.  Everybody is welcome – a safe space to discuss, support, learn and share.  



7pm, Monday 26 June 2023 

Friendship House, 20 Putney Way

Our speaker this month is Garth Reid from Higher Ground. Garth has an enormous wealth of experience in AOD support and recovery and will talk about the incredible mahi they do at Higher Ground.  Everybody is welcome and plenty of time for Q&As and sharing. 


7pm, Wednesday 28 June 2023 

1/52 Girven Road, Mount Maunganui

Come along and join this wonderful, supportive group - paddling in the same waka. Newcomers welcome. 


7pm, Wednesday 28 June 2023

Christchurch Central Services, Level 1, 55 Ferry Road

Facilitated by the amazing Lesley and Kerry, who have lived experience and a great deal of knowledge and understanding of addiction between them.  A wonderful, safe space to be heard, to support others or simply just sit and listen. Speaker to be confirmed. 

If you can’t attend a support meeting, toolkit sessions can be done by phone or Zoom online. 

We will talk you through a plan that best supports your whānau situation.  Please get in contact to book a time or just to have a chat with someone who knows what it’s like.