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We all have a part to play as we stamp out COVID-19. We are now at alert level four. Stay home and practice good hygiene. If you have cough, a high temperature (at least 38°C) or shortness of breath, contact Healthline (0800 358 5453) immediately.  For more information visit covid19.govt.nz  

The impacts of alcohol and drug use on ourselves and others are different while we are at home in lockdown. We want to avoid overloading our health services and police with extra work. This may also be an opportunity to think about taking a break from alcohol and other drugs 

If you or someone in your household decides to use alcohol or other drugs, or change their use during this period, look at this information on how to stay safer, manage withdrawal symptoms,  maintain recovery and support others.  

We are working with addiction treatment services and other organisations to make sure we keep this page updated with accurate and relevant public health information. 

Last updated: 01/04/2020 

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