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State of the Nation report released

The Drug Foundation’s State of the Nation report is a snapshot of how New Zealand is dealing with alcohol and other drugs. Justice, health and other publicly available data is summarised. Our conclusion: while we are doing well in some areas, there is massive room for improvement.

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Cannabis Conundrums and Other Drug Policy Challenges

We've just confirmed Dr João Goulão (Portugal) and Eric Costen (Canada) for this new Otago University Public Health Summer School Symposium. Register Now, and make sure you're positioned for the changes ahead.

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Police discretion for drug offences needs greater health funding

The Government's amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act will improve the way Police use discretion for drug offences. It's a positive step towards treating drugs as a health issue, but greater funding for health and social services is urgently needed to ensure its success.

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We believe that access to accurate, clear information is essential to reduce drug-related harm. This index provides harm reduction advice for drugs that are common in New Zealand.

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