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People use alcohol and other drugs for many reasons - it can be a way to cope, to self-medicate, or just to be social and have fun. Whatever the reason, there's always a risk of harm. Being knowledgeable and mindful about where things could go wrong can help you to be safer.

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Some reminders as we move through lockdown levels

With the return to lockdown level 2 or 3 we are sharing some information to help anyone using alcohol or other drugs.

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Tis the Season

...to be kind to yourself. As you head into the holiday break It’s ok to think honestly about your alcohol and other drug use.

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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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Be mindful if using meth

It's safest not to use meth. But if you do, you need to be mindful.

methhelp.org.nz

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Are you drinking too much alcohol?

A safe space to talk openly and honestly about your relationship with alcohol.

livingsober.org.nz

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