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:
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.
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.
An umbrella organisation at the head of non-government organisations in the alcohol & drugs treatment sector.
The Addiction Practitioners’ Association represents people working in addiction treatment.
The Health Promotion Agency’s website about alcohol use.
Matua Raki www.matuaraki.org.nz
Matua Raki is the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre within Te Pou.
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.
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.
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.
World Federation of Therapeutic Communities www.wftc.org
A worldwide association whose goal is sharing, understanding and cooperation throughout the global therapeutic community movement.
NZ Drug Foundation www.drugfoundation.org.nz
A registered charity that is focused on preventing and reducing harms from drug use in New Zealand.
Health Promotion Agency www.hpa.org.nz
A crown entity established to lead and support national health promotion initiatives.
The Low down www.thelowdown.co.nz
The Low Down aims to help young Kiwis understand and deal with depression.
The Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education has some fun interactive activities, and provides useful information and resources on alcohol and other drugs.
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.
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.
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.