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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.

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Managing withdrawal

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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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Be mindful if using meth

It's safest not to use meth. But if you do, you need to be mindful.

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Are you drinking too much alcohol?

A safe space to talk openly and honestly about your relationship with alcohol.

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