• High quality treatment that is responsive to the needs of consumers, their whanau/ families, and the wider community.
  • Services capable of assessing and treating co-existing addiction and mental health problems; a skilled workforce providing complementary assessments and integrated interventions.
  • A broader range of services to provide treatment for alcohol, other drug and/or gambling problems and increased flexibility in combining treatment options.
  • Improved access to treatment i.e. capacity to provide treatment for at least 1% of New Zealanders most severely affected by addiction.
  • Readily available culturally responsive services in a range of settings.
  • An addiction treatment sector that supports recovery and wellness incorporating both harm reduction and abstinence approaches.
  • Strong consumer leadership in treatment planning, delivery and evaluation; a strong consumer workforce with peer support services available in every district health board (DHB) area in New Zealand.