A new Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting has started in Warkworth for those suffering drug addictions or wanting to get clean.
The meetings are held at the Mahurangi Presbyterian Church in Pulham Road on Tuesdays at 7pm.
Spokesperson Rhys says the new meeting has started in response to drug problems in the area and the number of people seeking help.
Rhys says NA follows a similar 12-step programme to Alcoholics Anonymous, though makes no distinction between alcohol and other kinds of drugs. In addition to the Warkworth meeting, NA also holds meetings at the Whangateau Hall on Thursdays at 7.30pm and at the Kaiwaka Community Centre on Mondays at 7pm.