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Otherwise call us on 09 438 2340 for advice

About Us

Rubicon is a confidential service for young people who are facing addiction problems that are affecting their lives.

We offer a Specialist Youth,  Alcohol and/or Other Drug Counselling, Co-Existing Problems (CEP) support services working  with young people, aged 11 - 19 years.

Through a wide range of counselling and support services, tailored to suit each individual person, Rubicon works to help the young person change their lives for the better.

Rubicon provides:

  • A mobile outreach service in high schools in the Whangarei, Kaipara Districts and Far North Region.
  • Community based counselling service for young people not at school.


The following values underpin all Rubicon Youth Alcohol or Drug Support Services Activities:

  • Youth Participation
  • Client Focused
  • Confidentiality
  • Professionalism
  • Strength Based
  • Respect
  • Innovation

Aims and Objectives

To reduce:
  • Alcohol or other drug related harm
  • Truancy
  • Youth offending

To encourage youth to:

  • Remain in educational settings
  • Be alcohol and drug free

To support young people to:

  • Make and maintain healthy lifestyle choices
  • Have emotional well being and lifestyle balance
  • Empowering youth to make informed decisions


Success stories