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Free illicit drug checking is available in New Zealand on a limited basis thanks to KnowYourStuffNZ supported by the Drug Foundation.

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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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