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The International Symposium on Drugs and Driving

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Drug driving is a challenging issue confronting governments around the world – changing drug-use profiles and new drugs have increasingly focused attention on what has, until recently, been considered a health and social problem.

Drug Reporter

What: New Zealand Drug Foundation 25th anniversary speaker and soup series
Who:
Péter Sárosi & István Gábor Takács from Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
When:
30 July, Soup served at 11:30 am. Speakers talking from 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Abel Tasman Hotel, 169 Willis Street Wellington

Education panel

What: New Zealand Drug Foundation 25th anniversary speaker and soup series
Who: Ben Birks Ang (Odyssey House) and Martin Henry (PPTA)
When: Soup served at 11:30 am. Speakers talking from 12:00-1:00 pm, 26 June
Where: Abel Tasman Hotel, 169 Willis Street Wellington

Work for the Drug Foundation

We currently have no open vacancies.

  • Our Communications Adviser role was recently advertised, but has now closed.

Applications closed Friday 4 July 2014.

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Communications adviser

New Zealanders quite like their drugs, the legal drugs like alcohol and illegal ones like cannabis and methamphetamine. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

Matters of Substance article

Q&A — Darien Fenton

Friday, May 30, 2014

Darien Fenton is standing down at the next election after nine years in Parliament. The outgoing Labour MP recently opened up in The New Zealand Herald about her addiction to heroin in the 70s and subsequent recovery thanks to the methadone programme. Matters of Substance asked her what it was like to be the first sitting New Zealand MP to openly talk about their addiction.

 

Q When did you realise you might have had a problem with drugs?

Matters of Substance article

International drug reform is happening – just not as we expected

Friday, May 30, 2014

Reform of international drug policy seems inevitable, but questions remain. “How broad will the reforms be and how long before a new stable governing equilibrium is reached by the UN system?” asks John Collins.

 

Matters of Substance article

There’s an app for that

Friday, May 30, 2014

There are new apps and programs designed to help your sobriety, but can technology replace face-to-face recovery? Sarah Peters takes a look at how new apps are aiding recovery.

You might not know it yet, but your best friend and worst enemy in recovery may be the same tool you use every day – your smartphone.

Matters of Substance article

Will they ever learn?

Friday, May 30, 2014

If a student turns up to class stoned, they might be kicked out of school. Or they might have a restorative conference with their teachers and wha-nau, receive drug counselling and health education and be excluded from attending their school ball. Which approach is better for the student, their peers and society? Keri Welham reports.

Harry was expelled from high school for committing burglaries in school time.

Matters of Substance article

Oh, Vienna!

Friday, May 30, 2014

For some, the 57th Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna this year was disappointing. For others, there were glimmers of hope. Meanwhile, international drug policy keeps on spluttering along. Jackson Wood was part of the strong NGO delegation that represented New Zealand at the event.