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We offer tools and advice for people who use drugs, their whānau and people who care about them, and for communities impacted by alcohol and other drug use. Let's work together to eliminate all drug harm in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our current harm reduction services include Did You Know for parents; Living Sober; PotHelp; DrugHelp; Drugs in Bars; expanding access to free drug checking; an Acute Drug Harm Community of Practice for services and professionals; working with agencies to establish a drugs early warning system; helping employers reduce workplace impairment risks which includes projects with the NZ Defence Force and Maritime NZ; partnering with ready-for-work programmes; and improving how schools respond to drug use issues. 

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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.

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Are you drinking too much 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.

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