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People have drunk alcohol the world over for millennia. It is produced from the distillation of fermented grains, fruit or vegetables. In New Zealand, alcohol is a legal but regulated substance.

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 alcohol causing problems in your life? Visit Living Sober

Living Sober is our thriving online community for anyone considering stopping. The NZ Drug Foundation manages Living Sober in partnership with the Health Promotion Agency.


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The Alcohol Drug Telephone Helpline is only a call away

Call 0800 787 797 or text 8681, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a trained counsellor. All calls are free and confidential.


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