The Retreat New Zealand

An Accessible, Affordable, Effective Recovery Environment

09 270 0471 Auckland

About The Retreat New Zealand

The Retreat is a healing environment. The basic philosophy is to remove distractions while presenting avenues of growth. This is not a vacation, spa or workout camp. The Retreat is designed to allow you the best possible chance to stay sober through The 12 Step Programme connecting with a large number of recovering individuals.

Special Interests
We offer help to alcohol and drug dependent individuals with residential services that are affordable.

Languages Spoken


Key Staff

Roger Green: CEO and founding Trustee of the Stepping Stones Recovery Trust (SSRT). CEO Director The New Zealand Retreat (NZRA) Auckland. Opened NZ branches of UK Recovery Resources clinical practice offering same services as London parent in branches in Wellington in 2001 and in Auckland in 2006. Since 1990 Programme Director & developer of treatment at Grovelands Psychiatric Hospital, London and Channel Island Counselling Services, Jersey. Roger has helped establish Drug and Alcohol workplace programmes at Chase Manhattan Bank, London, Air New Zealand, The New Zealand Rugby Union and Tanner Saw Mills Auckland.

Roger has 33 years experience working with addicts and alcoholics, the last 20 years as a professional in the field. Roger is a New Zealander who resettled in NZ in 2001 and who has focused experience in the field in NZ since that date.

The highly successful Retreat model is important for New Zealand and must be given its opportunity to help reduce the massive negative effect of the disease of addiction here. This model once running in Auckland can be quickly replicated in New Zealands four main cities and beyond.

Rogers sees his role as leading a strong Board of Directors who have one aim; to develop a Retreat Model in Auckland. Roger continues to oversee and ensure that the principles of the successful Retreat Model in Wayzata USA are duplicated here and not compromised.

Craig LaSeur: Craig is the Programme Director of The Retreat New Zealand and has been in the chemical dependency field for the last 12 years. He has worked at Ramsey County Detox, The Hazelden Foundation, Gray Wolf Ranch and holds a Masters Degree in Addictions Studies from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction.

Parking Available
Disability Access


Our residential program is 30 days in length and based on 12 Step principles.


Payment Options
Cash, Check, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Fee Structure
5850 NZD plus GST


Contact The Retreat New Zealand

158 Avenue Road East

PO Box 22127,
Auckland 1640

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158 Avenue Road East Auckland 1062 New Zealand