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.
07 May 2020
Although some people may be using more alcohol or other drugs during the Covid-19 lockdown, others are using the time to take a break.
07 May 2020
The Children’s Commissioner has called for schools to stop excluding young people who use alcohol and other drugs.
02 April 2020
The covid-19 public health emergency brings challenges for us all. But remember, we’re all in this together – and we're here to help
12 November 2019
Local hero Henare O’Keefe is taking High Court action to overturn a liquor licence renewal in his community of Flaxmere. The Hastings Distri...
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