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Useful Links

There are thousands of websites about addiction and treatments. You could never read them all, and some might not give you good information, so we’ve made it easier for you to do some research. 

Check out these recommended websites:

undefined Ministry of Health  www.health.govt.nz/our-work/mental-health-and-addictions
Information about the ministry's work in the areas of mental health, depression and suicide prevention.

undefined National Addiction Centre  www.otago.ac.nz/nationaladdictioncentre 
The National Addiction Centre is a resource for the alcohol and drug treatment field of New Zealand.

undefined NSAD  www.nsad.org.nz 
An umbrella organisation at the head of non-government organisations in the alcohol & drugs treatment sector. 

undefined DAPAANZ  www.dapaanz.org.nz 
The Addiction Practitioners’ Association represents people working in addiction treatment.

undefined ALAC  www.alcohol.org.nz 
The Health Promotion Agency’s website about alcohol use.

undefined Matua Raki  www.matuaraki.org.nz 
Matua Raki is the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre within Te Pou.

undefined Community Alcohol & Drug Services  www.cads.org.nz 
When you're ready to change your alcohol and other drug use, or you are concerned about someone else, CADS is ready to help. 

undefined Alcohol Drug Association New Zealand  www.adanz.org.nz  
ADANZ is a national alcohol and other drug organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, by minimising the harm associated with alcohol, other drugs and gambling.

undefined Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association  www.atca.com.au 
An association that advocates for programs that restore a sense of self, hope and belonging through the use of the therapeutic community model of treatment.

undefined World Federation of Therapeutic Communities  www.wftc.org 
A worldwide association whose goal is sharing, understanding and cooperation throughout the global therapeutic community movement. 

undefined NZ Drug Foundation  www.drugfoundation.org.nz
A registered charity that is focused on preventing and reducing harms from drug use in New Zealand.

undefined Health Promotion Agency  www.hpa.org.nz 
A crown entity established to lead and support national health promotion initiatives.

undefined The Low down  www.thelowdown.co.nz 
The Low Down aims to help young Kiwis understand and deal with depression.

undefined FADE  www.fade.org.nz 
The Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education has some fun interactive activities, and provides useful information and resources on alcohol and other drugs.

undefined Ministry of Youth Development  www.myd.govt.nz 
The Ministry of Youth Development has some good resources on its website, including the all-important Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa.

undefined Attitude  www.attitude.org.nz 
Attitude provides health education programmes to high school students, and is dedicated to creatively teaching life skills that will assist teenagers to make life-enhancing choices.

undefined Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies  http://www.acys.info/ 
ACYS is a source of practical information about matters related to young people. Operating for over 20 years, their products include a monthly email newsletter Youth Field Xpress, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal and a website.