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Helping your loved one

A person struggling with drug use needs your love and support. When someone turns up at your door distressed or drug-affected, your immediate concern should be for their safety and the safety of others. This includes monitoring them for signs of overdose, or psychosis, and calling 111 if needed.

Tips for managing a crisis

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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Managing withdrawal

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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