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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

If things get too difficult, consider respite care

Establish and maintain your own routine

Ask for information and advice

Join a support group

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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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Alcohol and Drug Helpline are available 24/7 for confidential advice, support and guidance

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