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
Information about the ministry's work in the areas of mental health, depression and suicide prevention.

undefined National Addiction Centre 
The National Addiction Centre is a resource for the alcohol and drug treatment field of New Zealand.

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

undefined DAPAANZ 
The Addiction Practitioners’ Association represents people working in addiction treatment.

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

undefined Matua Raki 
Matua Raki is the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre within Te Pou.

undefined Community Alcohol & Drug Services 
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  
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 
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 
A worldwide association whose goal is sharing, understanding and cooperation throughout the global therapeutic community movement. 

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

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

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

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

undefined Attitude 
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 
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.