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We support community-based solutions to problems caused by drug use. This section contains information and advice for individuals, friends, whānau, and communities to reduce drug harm in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our harm reduction programmes include Did You Know, Living Sober, PotHelp and DrugHelp; working with agencies to develop a drugs early warning system; supporting free drug checking services; advising workplaces on drug and alcohol issues, including our work with the NZ Defence Force; developing community responses to synthetics; partnering with ready-for-work programmes; and pushing for system and practice change in schools.    

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Urgent synthetics response underway

The Drug Foundation is teaming up with over a dozen organisations to support the Ministry of Health in developing a coordinated response to ......

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You think it’s MDMA – but is it?

You think it's MDMA - but it could be N-ethylpentylone, which is much more dangerous...

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Summer alert: It looks like MDMA but it's not

There’s a new drug on the scene at festivals, and it's NOT Ecstasy...

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Needle exchanges at 30: Looking back, moving forward

New Zealand Needle Exchange Executive Director Kathryn Leafe takes us back to the early days of needle exchange in New Zealand, detailing ho......

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Drug Index

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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Is it time to change your drug use?

Thinking about your drug use can help you decide whether it's time to make a change. DrugHelp can be useful if you or someone you care about is struggling with their substance drug use.

drughelp.org.nz

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Is it time to rethink your relationship with alcohol?

Living Sober is a friendly online community where you can talk safely and honestly with others about your relationship with alcohol. Visit and join our thriving community.

livingsober.org.nz