SORTED is the youth alcohol and drugs service of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.

If a young person (18 and under) wants to seek help or get more information about alcohol or other drug issues then we will respond, in confidence.

Reasons young people may contact SORTED include:

  • getting into trouble because of alcohol and drugs
  • using too much, too often
  • school work being affected
  • causing problems at home
  • using alcohol and drugs to cope with stress or strong feelings
  • possible dependence or health issues

or just wanting to talk about things or just find out more information.

Anyone can approach the SORTED service. Concerned parents or caregivers of a young person using alcohol, cannabis or other substances are very welcome to contact SORTED.

Check out these useful pages we've put together:

Contact SORTED:

SORTED Youth AOD Service Referral form:

Refer to SORTED


Call us direct on 07 557 5052 or 0800 BAYSORT (0800 229 7678) 

Or email



Call us on 07 308 8803 Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm or 0800 486 947 

(Crisis - After Hours) 0800 774 545 

Or email 


Last updated: August 29, 2018