All referrals come from Community Alcohol and Drug (CADs) Centres and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) throughout the South Island. To gain admission to St Marks clients need to contact their local CADs or NGO in order to begin the enrolment process. Referrers will determine client suitability to our programme. A comprehensive assessment is then sent to the clinical team at St Marks for processing and if accepted a date of entry is given.
The referrer and client together read the St Marks Information Booklet which outlines conditions of entry, rules, financial commitment and the philosophy of the programme. Clients sign that they have understood and agreed to the conditions of entry.