Now we are in Level 1, you may be looking to reconnect with people who can support you. Try these things to reconnect, and stay connected, during this time.
You should stay in contact with and connect with supportive friends and whānau. Be careful because there are different restrictions placed on social contact in Level 2 and 3.
Be intentional - you can choose who you want to connect with. Connect with people who are supportive and help your wellbeing.
If you are in Alert Level 3 (Auckland only), try these things with supportive friends or family:
Stick to your bubble. Reach out to supportive people outside of your bubble via text, Facebook, or video chat.
If you are in Alert Level 2, try these things with supportive friends or family:
Many alcohol and other drug services are still supporting people over this time. Call the alcohol and drug helpline 0800 787 797 or contact your local alcohol and other drug service to find out what support they provide.
Needle exchanges remain open. Click here for the opening hours in your area.
AA and NA are using Zoom to meet. Click here for the meeting timetable and links:
Living Sober is an online community of fellow New Zealander’s supporting each other in alcohol recovery and you can join for free here.
Methamphetamine help is also available.
This is an opportunity to pause. You’ve been through changes in your life, and this is another opportunity to ground yourself in what’s important to you.
Remember to be gentle with yourself and to keep a healthy lifestyle.
Try these things:
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