Higher Ground


In  2017 Simon Waight issued his PhD theses titled – Mā te Whānau, ka Ora ai te Tangata: Māori Experiences in Recovery from Addiction.                                 http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34855 

Below is part of the abstract;

Drug and alcohol addiction is a critical issue in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the over-representation of the indigenous population is of real concern. Currently, there are a number of addiction treatment options available but there is a notable lack of interventions underpinned by Māori models of health and well-being. Higher Ground, a residential addiction treatment facility in Auckland, offers clients an opportunity to participate in an adjunctive, Māori-centred group. This research aimed to explore the recovery experiences of past Māori residents and how the whānau group contributed to their recovery.

To view Simon’s theses in full click on this link to the Auckland University Website where it is held – http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34855