Matua Raki is the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre within Te Pou.
Addictions affect a significant number of New Zealanders, and contribute to social and economic harm to individuals, their families and whanau, and the wider community. Around 115,000 people have a substance use disorder in any year, yet only around 30,000 people receive specialist treatment.
The continued development of a responsive, effective and sustainable addiction workforce is vital to provide the highest quality services and help minimise these harms."
Matua Raki leads the development of New Zealand's addiction workforces through developing a broad range of evidence-based workforce development solutions that contribute to welcoming, hopeful and effective services.