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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 living within the Northland DHB region.

Through a wide range of counselling and support services, tailored to suit each individual person, Rubicon works with Young people and or their Family/Whanau 

Rubicon provides:

  • A base office in Whangarei, Kaitaia and outreach clinics in the Whangarei, Kaipara and Far North Districts 
  • Counselling
  • Family Whanau Support 
  • Drug Testing
  • Group Work
  • Youth Activity Programme  - After School Programme
  • Psychology
  • Nursing Care
  • AOD/CEP Assessment & Treatment 


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

  • Education 
  • Health & Wellbeing 
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Confidentiality
  • Social Inclusion 
  • Strength Based
  • Fostering Potential

Aims and Objectives

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

To support youn people to:

  • Be Alcohol & Drug free
  • Have positive relationships with self, Family, friends and others
  • Develop positive recreational pursuits 
  • Remain in educational settings
  • Make and maintain healthy lifestyle choices
  • Have emotional well being and lifestyle balance
  • Empowering youth to make informed decisions


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