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.
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The results of our drug checking pilot show it’s a worthwhile service that people will utilise to make safer choices about their drug use.
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The cannabis referendum is a significant opportunity to address a range of social issues that impact Māori communities.
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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