We are proud of our services supporting people to overcome alcohol, drug and gambling issues in the Central Region and on the West Coast. Our co-existing services support people who are recovering from mental illness and also overcoming addiction.


Alcohol and other drug Community Support

We help people with addiction issues in Wellington find accommodation, employment and training. We can also assist with financial support, health, fitness, nutrition, quitting smoking, and relationship and family issues as well as liaising with other agencies.

We also have a Fetu Ola Pasifika service supports Pacific people with addiction issues deal with family, housing, education, employment or accessing financial or social/health services.

Live-in Alcohol and Other Drug Programme

Our live-in programme in Wellington runs for 8-10 weeks and is abstinence based. While with us, clients attend the education and group therapy CareNZ Intensive Outpatient programme. Under supervision, clients also attend appointments with other health practitioners (if/when required) and organised house activities including gym, Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.


Our qualified, youth-friendly alcohol and drug counsellors work around the greater Wellington region providing 1:1 counselling or group sessions to youth aged between 10 and 19. We are based in many schools, as well as other community centres and services and also have clients see us on site.

Our AOD counsellors provide a free and confidential service which includes: assessments of alcohol or drugs and mental health, counselling, education, harm reduction and relapse prevention strategies. We are client centred and support our youth to achieve their goals. 


Our youth-friendly support workers, journey alongside our young people in the community to set and achieve their goals, helping to provide meaningful activities, strengthening relationships and connections in their community.

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Co-Existing Problems – Early Intervention Service
(adults, youth)

We support people with experience of mental illness, who are developing alcohol, drug, nicotine or gambling problems. We aim to reduce harm, give people accurate information and support younger people who are at risk of alcohol and other drug and co-existing related problems/dependence. Our staff screen, identify and assess people and provide intervention as required. We provide information and access to other support services in the community and liaise with other services to facilitate training and education for individuals, as well as whanau/family and/or carers.

It can be complex to explain how referrals are made to Pact so please get in touch if you want to find out how to access our services. We’ll bend over backwards to help you. Even if you are not eligible for government-funded Pact support, we have other options, including paying for Pact services privately (see individually-funded services).

“I would hate to think where I would be right now without the help and support I have received.”
— Pact Central Region AOD client