Drug and Alcohol Specialist Service (DASS)


This service provides a range of quality services that aim to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol and other drug misuse by providing specialist assessment, treatment and recovery planning using a harm minimisation / abstinence approach.

  • Undertake assessments for the Justice and Corrections department
  • Provide mental health assessment and treatment in conjunction with assessment and treatment for alcohol and other drug related issues
  • Provide Opioid Substitution Treatment programme

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Referrals are accepted through the Single Point of Entry service, Child Adolescent and Family Service and Southland Mental Health Emergency Team



Southland Hospital, Kew Road Invercargill

  • Mental Health Services, Elles Rd (gate 2)

Queenstown, 19 Douglass Steet Frankton


Contact Details

Ph:  03 214 5786

Freephone:  0800 44 33 66

Fax:  03 214 7231

PO Box 828, Invercargill


Ph:  03 441 0010

Fax:  03 441 4310

PO Box 2022, Frankton, Queenstown 


Alcohol & Drug Helpline  0800 787 797

Gambling Helpline  0800 654 655

Maori Gambling Problem Helpline  0800 654 656

AL-ANON:  www.al-anon.org.nz

Alcoholics Anonymous:  www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.nz


Southland Mental Health Emergency Team

Single Point of Entry