Marianne Williamsons – Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives...

Allen Berger on Steps 8,9,10

A spirit of compassion evolves from the process of making amends and from a practice of self-examination. Being compassionate is a natural outcome of this process. By making a list of all the people we have harmed and discovering the pattern underlying our hurtful...

Client Story

I am the eldest of 3 children and the darker one of the 3. I never met my birth father and still long to know about my father’s side of the family. My brother and sisters father brought me up from 18 months old and that is who I call dad, it wasn’t till I was a bit...

A Reflection on 2020

As the year is coming to an end, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the courageous work you have all done including facing Covid-19 and experiencing lockdown. We know for many of you this did challenge your recovery as you faced the added stressors that...

David Benton’s Blog

David Benton has been named a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to addiction support and treatment Yes, the award is an honour, and I am very grateful to those who sponsored me. My regret is that my wife Michael Ann is not alive to share in it. ...

“We can do this” – continuing to grow in recovery

Hanmer Clinic is physically closed during the Level 4 Response to Covid-19. But our staff are still working (from home) and are available. We are contacting current clients, and can be contacted on the freephone number 0800 842 426. So if you want help, want to talk...