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Welcome to the AOD Provider Collaborative 

We bring together 17 alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment organisations and related services that work in Counties Manukau.

We plan and implement systems-level projects designed to improve services and outcomes for people living in Counties Manukau.

Please browse through our site for insights into our work and resources to support services in Counties Manukau.

Recovery College brings together people with lived experience and their supporters to learn from and teach each other about the skills and ideas that they have found useful while experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues.

Find out about the evolution of Recovery College in Counties Manukau, courses offered and other activities

We are not hosting a Research Symposium in 2018.

However presentations and other materials from the four Research Symposia that we have hosted since 2014 are available on this site.

The most recent Symposium (a partnership between the AOD Provider Collaborative, the University’s Centre for Addiction Research and the Counties Manukau Mental Health and Addictions Partnership-CHAMP), took place at the University of Auckland’s Tāmaki campus on 13-15 June 2017.  

Find out more about the Symposium and Workshops and download selected presentations…

The “Did You Know?” series on how to talk with young people about substance use has recently been expanded to include resources about methamphetamine, and resources translated into te reo Māori and Chinese (traditional).

Overall, the resource series now includes posters and videos about alcohol, cannabis, volatile substances and methamphetamine, as well as guides on how to use the information. 

Resources to support cultural competency

We have identified a number of different tools, resources and professional development opportunities to foster and support cultural competence and diversity in addiction and mental health. 

These can be found in our Projects - Culture section, and include language resources, lists of service providers that serve specific populations, as well as online and face to face courses to support inclusive and culturally aware practice.

The AOD Provider Collaborative is a group of passionate professionals and managers working in alcohol and other drug (AOD) services, who have come together to improve the system which supports people in alcohol and drug recovery.

Substance use disorder

12.3% of the New Zealand population will experience a substance use disorder at some stage in their lives.

Lives in Counties Manukau

11.5% of the total New Zealand population lives in Counties Manukau (approximately 512,130 people). Counties Manukau Health is the third largest DHB in New Zealand and has the fastest growing population (by 8,000-9,000 residents each year).

Counties Manukau's population is growing

Counties Manukau’s population is the youngest and most diverse in New Zealand:
– Counties Manukau has the highest number of 0 - 14 year olds of all district health boards in New Zealand.
– 12% of all New Zealand Māori, 38% of all New Zealand’s Pacific people and 18% of all New Zealand’s Asian people live here.

The AOD Provider Collaborative is supported by Odyssey and funded by Counties Manukau Health