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Quality 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; 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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A week of firsts: Drug checking at O-Week

University O-week is about helping new students to find their feet before study begins in earnest. It's also become notorious for unruly par......

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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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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

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Being Safer

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Helping Someone

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Workplaces

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Did You Know

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Synthetics Crisis

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Drugs in Bars

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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