It can be scary watching someone become consumed by their drug use. However, it can be helpful to know that most people who try drugs do not develop an addiction.
Some people use drugs without any adverse impact on their mental health, work or relationships. But, others move from recreational use onto problematic use or even addiction. For people who do experience problems with their drug use, friends, family and whānau are a central support to achieving the change they want. The support you can give is varied, but providing love and care when you can and within the boundaries that you set, will be most important.
21 December 2020
...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.
17 December 2020
Spikes in synthetic cannabinoids harm can happen at any time, and we continue to see incidents that leave in their wake a trail of casualtie...
07 December 2020
Addiction treatment experts and providers call for law reform, funding and focus on workforce development - OLIVER LEWIS reports.
01 December 2020
We are thrilled by Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement providing legal certainty for drug checking this year.
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