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cutting edge 2018 ‘it's all about connection.’

12 - 15 September, Energy Event Centre, Rotorua.

Rau Ika Mai - written & performed by Unity Jayne Wara


The Cutting Edge addictions conference is New Zealand’s key addiction treatment gathering providing an excellent opportunity for the addiction sector to get together, to network, and to learn about and embrace innovative thinking and practice.

This year’s theme was: 'It’s all about Connection.' Humans are social beings and the essence and meaning in our lives is found in the connections we share with each other, with our family/whānau members and within our communities. These relationships have the power to build us up or to tear us down and the roots of addiction are frequently found in the breakdown of important relationships – often early in life. Those of us working with people affected by addiction offer hope by supporting them to strengthen their connections. Whether it’s connection to whānau, culture, spirituality, pro-social community activities, or a deeper connection to self, we help people uncover a multitude of positive opportunities at any stage of their recovery journey. 

Thanks to the Health Promotion Agency and Ministry of Health and other sponsors for their generous support of Cutting Edge  







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dapaanz Excellent Contribution to Addiction Practice award 2018

There are outstanding New Zealanders who contribute to the recovery of those affected by addiction in multiple ways. Research, science, and policy when translated into clinical practice make a considerable contribution to the service-user experience. Also, health and allied health professionals and people in the community, who walk alongside the person on their recovery journey, contributing to the best possible outcomes. The ‘Dapaanz...

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