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.
18 June 2021
Ruth Nicol gives some background to a substance that has been turning up in the festival scene lately
15 March 2021
2021 Parliamentary Symposium: Towards a health-based approach to drug policy and practice.
01 March 2021
Drug checking just got a big endorsement, with the release of a new VUW study carried out during last summer's festival season.
15 February 2021
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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