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Looking after yourself

Even when your loved one really wants to change, being a successful support person isn’t easy. You need to think about your wellbeing, and the wellbeing of others in your household. Taking care of your basic needs can give you a solid foundation for dealing with the tougher stuff.

Self-care tips

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Responding in a crisis

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Managing withdrawal

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Parenting and drugs

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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 it time to change your drug use?

Thinking about your drug use can help you decide whether it's time to make a change. DrugHelp can be useful if you or someone you care about is struggling with their substance drug use.

drughelp.org.nz

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Are you drinking too much alcohol?

Living Sober is a friendly online community where you can talk safely and honestly with others about your relationship with alcohol. Visit and join our thriving community.

livingsober.org.nz