Altered High (Youth)

Altered High is CADS youth service  for young people aged 13 - 19 and their family/whānau. We are a mobile community service and travel to see young people in an environment most suitable for them such as at school or at work.

We see young people with concerns about their alcohol or drug use. This includes young people with co-existing mental health concerns. We also have a LGBT clinician.

We liaise with other agencies who are dealing with young people at risk from alcohol or drug related harm providing information and advice.

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Referrals to Altered High

To make referrals to the service:

  • Anyone can refer to Altered High but it is preferable that young people refer themselves.
  • The young person must consent to and be involved in the referral process.
  • The Altered High Duty Service can be contacted on 09 845 1893 or phone CADS on 09 845 1818. An AOD Youth Duty clinician will take your call, explain more about the service and answer any questions you may have.

Referrals can be faxed to 09 845 1895 or email: