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russell brand

Q&A: Russell Brand

On the tenth anniversary of his recovery, comedian Russell Brand invited Matters of Substance backstage to the final show of his Australia a......

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2017 Symposium News Coverage

Listed here is news coverage of the 2017 Through the Maze: Health Drug Law parliamentary symposium...

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Keep calm and keep to the facts about novel synthetic substances

Dear media: In the stampede to get the story out first, please check your facts....

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Methamphetamine in NZ

Understanding the basic facts about methamphetamine is vital as respond to problematic use....

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'Synthetic cannabis': primer

To get to grips with the tragic situation following reported deaths caused by consumption of unknown drugs, we have answered the key questio......

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More of the same won't work - Sanho Tree visit report

When Sanho Tree visited Aotearoa New Zealand in February 2016 he grabbed everyone’s attention by sharing many counter-intuitive responses to......

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Heroin

Heroin is the most potent type of drug created from the opium poppy. It typically comes as a white or brown powder....

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Mythbusters: P and tinny houses

Stories about P being pushed at tinny houses are now regular media fare. Just how true are such claims? Mythbusters pick away at the fiction......

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needle exchange

Guest editorial: Treatment as prevention? How about prevention as prevention?!

The priority for stopping the spread of hepatitis C should be on early prevention, argues Charles Henderson, National Manager of NZ's Needl......

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DSM-5 book

Catching up with reality

world of psychiatric diagnosis with the impending launch of the DSM-V. Will the omissions, inclusions and changes spell a radical shift for ......

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Turning tide on compulsory treatment

Slave labour. Torture. Forced participation in medical research. It reads like an account of some bleak, distant chapter of human history – ......

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aug 2012 bizarre behaviour

Bizarre behaviour

Bath salts. Police and media keep blaming them for bizarre behaviour. But, as
 Russell Brown writes, perhaps they need also to have a look a......

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aorere college

“We’re not here to judge.”

At Auckland’s Aorere College, it is rare for young people to be permanently kicked out of school for drug-related incidents. Instead, studen......

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Principal Sose Annandale stands in front of a wall of positive messages at Russel School

Appealing for community

In the February 2013 issue, we featured the story of Russell School in Cannons Creek, Porirua, which became the centre and focus of successf......

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may 2012 politics and drugs

Opinion: The frustrating politics of drug reform

Home and abroad, even politicians favouring reform eventually reach an end to what they’re willing to say about the war on drugs. But Russel......

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Taking a reading of the pills

Journalist Russell Brown talks with those behind free drug checking, whose job is made all the more difficult for having to operate under th......

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Viewpoints: The Brownfield Doctrine

With global drug policy coming under the spotlight in the lead up the UNGASS 2016, we take a look one part of a playing field on the move....

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The cruel 'C'

The outlook for those suffering from hepatitis C is pretty bleak. It's an unwelcome disease with unwelcome symptoms, and sometimes the cure ......

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The Drug War in retreat?

Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the global War on Drugs? Attacks on drug war ideology are coming from all quarters, argues Ru......

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More Kiwi women open up about their struggles with booze

Living Sober's online community’s manager and Editor-in-Chief Lotta Dann today launched her second book, Mrs D is Going Within....

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Q&A: Lizzie Marvelly

We introduce the Drug Foundation’s newest board member Lizzie Marvelly, who brings rich experience from the worlds of music, media and socia......

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Russell School

How we see things from our front gate

In 2011, Russell School became the centre for one small neighbourhood’s battle. Its success in reducing harm from a poorly managed local liq......

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Our ‘psycho’ psychoactive substances legislation

New Zealand’s Psychoactive Substances Act has been described as world leading and incredibly innovative. But during 2014, public moral apopl......

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On addiction and the politics of compassion

Mental health is notably on the agenda this election (and hopefully post-election). Given our suicide rate now sits at a heart-breaking 606 ......

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music and kiwi drug use

Music culture

Redmer Yaka pores through the history of NZ song to show how perception of drug use changed over time....

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mos oct 2017 we should have known

We should have known

The recent extraordinary spate of 20 deaths linked with synthetic cannabinoid use could have been avoided. Russell Brown talked with those w......

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young skater drinking

You're invited to talk about what young people do when alcohol causes problems

Young people and professionals are invited to join a workshop in Wellington or Dunedin during September to give ideas about what young peopl......

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Erowid et al

Politics, the law and logistics make it difficult for official resources to provide frank, up-to-date information on psychoactive drugs. Tha......

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The world watches

To legalise, or not to legalise: that is the question. Colorado, Washington and Uruguay have decided to go ahead with allowing the recreatio......

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nov 2012 early warning

Early warning system

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! A new drug has emerged. Unlike Lost in Space, we don’t have an early warning system for emerging synthetic dr......

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Hep C rapid test

Hepatitis C – new hope on the horizon

Pharmac has recently started funding new drugs that have amazing curative effects for more than half of people in New Zealand with hepatitis......

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Drugs once legally used for medicinal purposes were ultimately restricted. Māori man smoking a pipe, 1847.

History never repeats

New Zealand’s history of drugs and the laws to control them....

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Russell Brand talks to João Goulão from Portugal’s official CND delegation

Oh, Vienna!

For some, the 57th Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna this year was disappointing. For others, there were glimmers of hope....

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Long shot of UNGASS meeting attendees

Hopes dashed and raised in NYC

After a big build up, the UN's global drug talks took place in April, with mixed results. Russell Brown was there....

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UNGASS 2016: What prospect for change?

The NGOs closest to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in April aren't expecting dramati......

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Māori MPs reconsider drug law

A succession of reports show that Māori are affected significantly more than Pākehā by our drug laws. Russell Brown looks into the issues an......

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Poor foundations – testing homes for meth gone awry

Across New Zealand, tenants are losing their homes and possessions – or receiving debilitating bills – because their houses are found to be ......

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Growing alternatives

The United Nations has been encouraging development of alternative crops in poorer drug-producing countries for more than a decade and a hal......

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Blow up mushroom at the Big Day Out

If it’s not true to label, then what are people taking?

With the summer festival circuit over for another year, some people will be looking back on a close shave they had as a result of using drug......

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nov 2011 community clinic that could

The little community clinic that could

It may be small and operating out of a makeshift office on the fringe of a devastated city, but don't be fooled. A formal evaluation suggest......

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feb 08 into my arms

Into my arms: Injecting drug use in New Zealand

Chris Wilkins and Charles Henderson compare findings on injecting drug use behaviour from the Illicit Drug Monitoring System and Needle Exch......

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Viewpoints: Pregnancy warnings on alcohol labels

In 2011, a trans-Tasman food labelling review, led by New Zealand, recommended the introduction of pregnancy health warning labels on alcoho......

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There’s an app for that

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

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The Retreat

On a leafy Ōtāhuhu street just off Auckland’s Southern Motorway is a new recovery centre called The Retreat. Utilising a ground-breaking res......

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may 2012 no place like a home

Wet in Wellington

Rob Zorn talks to Downtown Community Ministry about the plight of Wellington’s addicted and homeless and why the principle of ‘housing first......

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plain package cigarettes

What’s going on in the smoke filled rooms?

Around the world, tobacco giants are making it known that plain packaging legislation will meet with forceful litigation in international co......

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It’s not about the drugs

A new report has reignited the call for an even hand in the policing of drugs, citing figures that show the glare of police scrutiny is disp......

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nov 2012 defence of death

A defence of death

Big Tobacco has launched a massive campaign to try and stymie the New Zealand Government’s plans to follow Australia in plain packaging of t......

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marijuana dispensary

A Kiwi in the land of legal cannabis

The Drug Foundation's Stephen Blyth visits US states where it's legal to possess, use and sell cannabis...

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tuari potiki

Taking the pulse of Māori public health

Restoring equality and addressing health outcomes for Māori come with many challenges. Matt Calman talks with four figures from the sector a......

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feb 2011 sport under the influence

Sport under the influence

Alcohol industry sponsorship has been a goldmine for sport in New Zealand, so much so that many clubs say they couldn't survive without it. ......

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Moving to a healthy drug law by 2020

NZ Drug Foundation has developed a new model drug law based on evidence and experience. We believe it makes a lot of sense and would go a lo......

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Ups and downs with Painkiller prescriptions

Over-prescription of opioid painkillers: How bad is it in NZ?...

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UN meeting

International drug reform is happening – just not as we expected

Reform of international drug policy seems inevitable, but questions remain. “How broad will the reforms be and how long before a new stable ......

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