Did you know?
They are a disease
Alcoholism or addiction is a disease. It isn’t necessarily about the quantity consumed, but the behaviour. The good news is it’s treatable.
It’s not about willpower
Telling a person dependent on alcohol or drugs to just “stop” won’t work. The abuse is typically a symptom of mental illness.
It’s not all about you
If you have a problem with abuse or dependency you may not even be aware just how much it impacts those who love you.
prescription drug abuse
The brain doesn’t know the difference between a doctor and a dealer. Prescription medication can be abused too.
What We Do
We welcome guests throughout the country into a safe and caring environment led by highly qualified professionals and volunteers whose drinking, drug or other substance abuse problem has been solved. Guests are introduced to a community of people with similar alcoholic or addiction experiences with whom they can relate. Through awareness and education the person sees the need for change and The Retreat shows them precisely the steps to take. Firmly grounded in the 12 Steps, our programme fosters honesty, integrity, accountability and change.
We are a registered not-for-profit organisation.
We're located just 15 minutes from downtown Auckland.
Our 12 Step based model has a proven record of recovery.