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Adventure Development Limited (ADL)

ADL primarily is a Youth Alcohol and other Drug and Mental Health Service provider operating in the Southern half of the South Island of New Zealand. ADL can offer Assessment, Counselling, Supervision and Outdoor based therapy to young people and their families. Read more...

South Island Map
  • Youth Alcohol and other Drug Service (YADS) – available in Southland, rural Otago and South Canterbury

  • A free (government funded) service available to any young person with issues around alcohol or other drugs under the age of 20 years
  • it is also accessible to parents and caregivers seeking more information and support. Read more...

ADL’s staff:

ADL’s staff is made up of highly trained and experienced Psychologists, Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Nurses. Read more...

Who does ADL provide services to:

  • Adventure Development Counselling (ADC) programme (operating since 1993)
  • Offers a free (government funded) six month programme to young people aged 13 – 19
  • This programme is available to young people who have an alcohol or other drug issue and / or mental health issue such as depression or anxiety (click here to read full criteria)
  • ADC is strengths based and can involve an adventure and wilderness therapy
  • ADC is a mobile service and where possible clients can be seen within their community rather than have to travel to their counsellor. Read more...