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AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company with the vision of making a remarkable impact on patient lives. Our heritage in New Zealand reaches back more than 70 years with a focus on Immunology, Liver Disease, Neuroscience and Oncology.

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ACC – New Zealand’s injury prevention and rehabilitation scheme

At ACC, we help people with injuries covered by the ACC Scheme get the rehabilitation necessary to achieve a swift return to work or everyday life.

Along with other Government agencies, we also help promote injury prevention – since the best way to reduce the personal and financial cost of injury is to stop injuries from happening in the first place.

For more information about the type of help available from ACC, please call 0800 222 070 or visit

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups are a not-for-profit support group for families and friends who have been affected by the alcoholism of someone close to them.

Members help each other by practicing the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous themselves, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Al-Anon Family Groups have been offering strength and support to families and friends of alcoholics since 1951 internationally and since 16 June 1954 in New Zealand. Local groups meet every week throughout New Zealand and internationally there are nearly 25,000 meetings worldwide.

The assurance of anonymity is essential to Al-Anon’s efforts to help more families and friends of alcoholics. We respectfully ask that no Al-Anon speaker or member be identified by full name or picture in published, broadcast, or Internet reports.

Find a local meeting by visiting the website

Contact details:
NZ Al-Anon General Services, PO Box 68124, 78 Pitt St, Auckland 1145
Office open Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 3.30pm 
telephone 0508 4252666

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are selfsupporting through our own contributions.

 A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Please come and speak to us at Stand 12 and join our Friday lunch time open meeting to gain more insight into how we work.


Knowing now matters™, Alere delivers rapid, reliable drugs of abuse screening. As the #1 global provider of rapid point of care tests, Alere manufactures toxicology products for pre-employment, workplace, criminal justice and clinical testing. Products range from urine and oral fluid devices through to laboratory assays.

For clinical, rehabilitation and mental health the Alere Triage® Tox Drug Screen provides an automated, rapid screen of 11 different drug classes and the Alere SureStep™ cup and cassette products allow for screening of up to 9 different drugs in urine. For workplace testing and law enforcement we can also provide a suite of oral fluid devices including the Alere™DDS®2 Mobile Test System and our premium visual read device the AlereToxwipe™.

For more information on Alere, please visit

BUZZED – watch our stories

BUZZED is an alcohol and drug harm reduction social media storytelling campaign which targets young people aged 14-24 and their community(ies) i.e. whanau, service providers and community organisations. BUZZED aims to stimulate conversation on the real impacts of alcohol and drugs, and to inspire individuals and communities to share their own stories and take action against AoD related harms. BUZZED was co-designed with young people from across Auckland and a youth reference group supports its implementation and development. BUZZED is guided by strengths bases principles, AoD harm reduction strategies and utilises social media, where most young people feel comfortable communicating. It uses storytelling as a powerful tool for engaging emotions and creating empathy, understanding and connection.

Since launching in May 2016 BUZZED has released 12 stories and 3 theme videos that have reached over 120,000 people and generated almost over 3000 Facebook followers.

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CareNZ / Coffee Cart

Korero over coffee!

CareNZ are pleased to support Cutting Edge with an onsite coffee cart and free coffee and hot beverages for delegates and speakers. 

We hope you’ll find your coffee to be as energising as this year’s conference theme,  Addiction is Everybody’s Business – a topic close to the heart of us all.  We encourage you to take a moment to share your views and opinions with your fellow delegates.

Please visit us at the coffee cart for your free coffee.

Consult ONE

Consult ONE is online client management software for New Zealand counsellors, practitioners, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers.

We designed Consult ONE to make your life easier – freeing up your time to concentrate on your clients rather than paperwork.  Consult ONE is your one stop shop for all your client management needs and is:

  • Easy to use
  • Accessible from any device with an internet connection
  • Setup so you can even use your mobile phone
  • Safe and secure
  • Specific reporting requirements? No problem, we have you covered
  • Need to track surveys? Done
  • PRIMHD/ADOM upload to MoH
  • Affordable

The system is built by Kiwis for New Zealand reporting requirements.

We are looking forward to being at Cutting Edge again this year – and will be running another draw for a coffee machine….so come and see us and be in to win!

Feel free to contact Andy on 021 871 145 (

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

At CAP, we're passionate about working at a local level across the nation to lift Kiwis out of debt, poverty and its causes -- into a life filled with hope and freedom. CAP supports clients on a long term journey and have seen over 1000 people go debt free! This is achieved through the provision of a wide range of specialised financial services, personal support and money management education. CAP also provides focussed support groups to address the underlying causes of unmanageable debt - unemployment, life controlling habits and life skills. We offer hope and practical solutions to families struggling on a day to day basis. Our vision is to make our services available in every city/town across New Zealand, so that anyone affected by poverty and its causes has access to CAP's free help.
Phone: 0508 227 111

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA)

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia is the peak nursing organisation in Australasia providing leadership to nurses and midwives with a professional interest in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) issues. DANA aims for excellence and the ongoing improvement of quality care in nursing in all practice contexts. DANA also welcomes our non-professional peers who have a concurrent interest in the aims of the Association, to promote collaborative partnerships that aim to achieve similar goals.

DANA provides consultancy, advice and advocacy to our members, nursing organisations and key stakeholders in relation to ATOD matters, including promoting the inclusion of ATOD issues in core undergraduate curriculum, staff development programs and continuing education, and within postgraduate clinical and research degrees.

Health Promotion Agency (HPA)

Improving the health of New Zealanders is a shared responsibility and the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) occupies a central role as the government’s expert on health promotion.

For those working in the addiction sector, HPA’s work supports everybody’s business through:

  • Resources, tools, advice and research about alcohol harms, hazardous drinking and cutting back on alcohol (visit for resources, visit for help, 24/7 free Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 787 797 or text 8681)

  • Information, support and help for young people with depression and anxiety (visit the or text 5626) and for adults (visit, 24/7 free Depression Helpline 0800 111 757 or text 4202)

  • Tools, resources, advice and health promoting interventions for individuals, whānau and communities who want to become smokefree (contact details for local face to face stop smoking services and the Quitline can be found on, 24/7 free Quitline 0800 778 778)

  • Information, help and support for those affected by gambling harm (visit 24/7 free Gambling Helpline 0800 654 655 or text 8006)

The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand

The Hepatitis Foundation is a charity that provides education and support for people living with chronic hepatitis B.

The Foundation provides a FREE long-term follow-up programme for people living with chronic hepatitis B. This Programme provides patients and their family/whanau with hepatitis B education and ongoing monitoring and follow-up to help improve their health outcomes.  The Foundation works in partnership with GP teams and hospital specialists to help them care for their patients with hepatitis B.  The Foundation employs 10 community based hepatitis nurses to visit patients in the community as well as providing education sessions for healthcare providers.

The Foundation has a free helpline, 0800 30 20 10, and our website contains information and resources that can be ordered directly from the Foundation.

The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand


Indivior is the world leader in addiction treatment with over 20 years’ experience and a unique patient‐focused approach. Our endeavour is to understand the journey of individuals suffering with addiction.

We partner with healthcare professionals, the public health community, pol icy makers, and payers to ensure people suffering from addiction are treated just like any other patients suffering from a chronic, relapsing medical condition.

At Indivior our endeavour is to focus on individual patients around the world. The patient continues to drive our decisions.

Our guiding principles foster a corporate culture of trust, innovation, and a pioneering spirit. We work with the urgency and zeal required to achieve our vision of ensuring unrestricted access to high-quality treatments for the chronic relapsing conditions and co-morbidities of addiction.

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Matua Raḵi

Matua Raḵi is the national centre for addiction workforce development within Te Pou. We work to equip, connect and support those working to minimise addiction-related harm in our communities.

Matua Raḵi supports innovation and produces evidence-based workforce development solutions through a broad range of activities such as policy implementation, professional development programmes, enhancing sector relationships, resource development, research and competency development.

To achieve this we partner with sector groups and organisations including the National Committee for Addiction Treatment (NCAT), Addiction Practitioners' Association Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz), NZ Drug Foundation, DHB and NGO service providers, training and education providers, researchers, consumers and other experts. 

Matua Raḵi is proud to be a key sponsor of the Cutting-Edge conference and fully support the theme ‘addiction is everybody’s business’.  Our recently developed resources which aim to break down some of the barriers and stigma people experience in seeking help for addiction issues are available free of charge.  At our stand check out; We are Family; a collection of family and whanau stories;  Language Matters; a poster to encourage use of non-stigmatizing terms when talking about addiction and Working with Maori Introduction e-learning module to enhance your cultural competency.

Contact: Dr Vanessa Caldwell, National Manager
Telephone: (04) 381 6470
Address: Level 2, 181 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea or PO Box 7443, Wellington South 6242
Twitter: @matuaraki
Facebook: Matua Raki

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a global community-based organisation with a multilingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953.

Today there were over 61,800 meetings held weekly in 129 countries worldwide, speaking 65 languages.  NA literature has been translated into 40 different languages.  

NA was established in New Zealand in 1982.  Currently there are more than 120 meetings a week held nationally. The local website address is

The Narcotics Anonymous primary message is that any addict can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.

The name “Narcotics Anonymous” is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug.  The NA approach makes no distinction between drugs (including alcohol).

Membership is free and NA has no affiliation with any outside organisations.

NA offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a 12-step programme, including regular attendance at group meetings.  The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug free lifestyle.

The National Drug Intelligence Bureau (NDIB)

The National Drug Intelligence Bureau (NDIB) was established in 1972 following a resolution of the regional Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA) conference. The resolution obliged each country to establish an agency for the collection and sharing of relevant data on illicit drug traffic. The NDIB is a multi-agency strategic drug intelligence bureau comprising New Zealand Customs Service, Ministry of Health and New Zealand Police.  The NDIB provides authoritative intelligence and advice on illicit drugs, potentially illicit drugs and precursors in order for drug related harm to be reduced through supply control and demand reduction measures.

Contact Details:
Manager National Drug Intelligence Bureau: John O’Keeffe – Supervisor National Drug Intelligence Bureau: Detective Sergeant Dan Lyons –    

NZ Needle Exchange Programme

Harm Reduction Services in NZ

New Zealand was the first country in the world to provide a state sponsored needle exchange programme. Opioid substitution treatment and needle exchange are core harm reduction services which have been operating across New Zealand over the last 30 years. The NZ needle exchange programme has been developed based on a peer model. There are also a number of projects and programmes aimed at providing information on safer drug use as well as motivational programmes to support people engaging with services. Visit our stand for information and resources on the latest developments by key providers of harm reduction services. Staff will also be available to answer any questions you may have about harm reduction. 

Overeaters Anonymous

Do you have patients whose weight, body image, food attitudes or behaviours cause health problems? We would like to introduce you to Overeaters Anonymous.

Overeater Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who have a common problem: compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviours. OA offers programme of recovery for those who suffer from compulsive eating including overeating, bulimia, anorexia. We join together to share experience, strength and hope with one another to solve this problem and to help other compulsive overeaters do the same.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for OA membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. Our goal is to abstain from compulsive eating one day at a time. We do this through regular contact with other OA members, attending OA meetings, and by following the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous.

The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand

The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand is a national non-profit organisation predominantly funded by the Ministry of Health with funds received from the gambling levy.
With 63 staff throughout New Zealand, the Foundation is the largest single treatment provider for harmful gambling in Australasia. Qualified counsellors provide free, professional and confidential counselling services for both gamblers and others affected by gambling and a dedicated public health team works on harmful gambling issues in the community using a health promotion approach.
Asian Family Services provide professional counselling and advice in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai.
Mapu Maia, the Foundation’s Pacific unit, provide a dedicated, culturally appropriate service for Pasifika. 

The Foundation has a specialist library with information on harmful gambling, addictions and mental health. The library is open to the public or online on the Foundation’s website.

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National office: 128 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland
Ph (09) 368 1520 Email 

Te Rau Matatini

Te Rau Matatini is the National centre for Māori health workforce development.

Our focus is on ‘nationally navigated and locally led’ solutions to Māori health and health workforce requirements.  This is enabled by supporting Māori health leadership, designing innovative workforce solutions, delivering culturally relevant workforce training, and responding to the needs of Māori communities through innovative service design and research and providing Addiction and Mental health scholarships.  

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