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In December 2020 we began publishing online-only features on drug policy, harm reduction and more in Aotearoa NZ.
02 September 2021
Free naloxone kits, fee training, oranges to practice on – and a barbecue lunch. That's how they do overdose prevention in British Columbia.
30 August 2021
So far, NZ has escaped the kind of opioid crisis that has claimed thousands of lives overseas. But should that change, we are “grossly underprepared”.
25 August 2021
The number of products are set to be slashed and prices are expected to spike when a transitional medicinal cannabis scheme expires in October.
22 July 2021
High Alert reports a large increase in the availability of ketamine nationwide. Ruth Nichol takes a look at the drug known as Special K, K and ket.
18 June 2021
Ruth Nicol explains the ins and outs of a drug that stirs up controversy despite it's relatively low potential for harm.
16 April 2021
On the eve of the NZ release of The US vs Billie Holiday, Russell Brown talks to Johann Hari about the movie, compassionate drug policy & what's next.
25 March 2021
Recently Oregon became the first US state to decriminalise all drug use, the latest of many changes there and around the world.
23 March 2021
Don Rowe explains why police discretion is no substitute for decriminalisation, and raises the hope that genuine reform could be back on the table.
21 December 2020
...to be kind to yourself. As you head into the holiday break It’s ok to think honestly about your alcohol and other drug use.
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