Te āwhina i ngā whānau me ngā hoa Help for whānau and friends

Resources and tools for people concerned for someone who may have a problem with alcohol or drug use.

Online resources

Amohia te Waoira

Amohia te Waiora provides information, advice, research and resources aimed at breaking the cycle of alcohol harm in Aotearoa.

Talking to someone about their drinking — Amohia te Waiora (external link)

Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS)

CADS provide free treatment and support to whānau and support people.

Concerned about someone — CADS (external link)

The Level 

The Level is for people who are concerned about how drugs are affecting their lives — whether it is because of their own use, or because someone close to them has a problem.

Finding support — The Level (external link)

Kina Families and Addictions Trust

Kina provides information, support, and advice to help you stay sane and healthy, while dealing with your loved one’s alcohol or other drug use.


Alcohol apps to help you monitor and lower your alcohol use.

Alcohol use apps — Healthify (external link)

New Zealand 'P' Pull

A Facebook group offering support for problems with methamphetamine (meth, P).

New Zealand 'P' Pull — Facebook (external link)

Freephone, text or online chat

This service is for people who want someone to talk to and get confidential advice. It is provided by non-governmental organisations. This is a free service.

Trained staff will:

  • ask you about the substances you use
  • your concerns and desires for change
  • suggest which treatment services may be helpful
  • arrange an appointment with a specialist treatment service provider.

Contact the service directly using the freephone, text or web chat.


Speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 0800 611 116


General alcohol drug helpline

Alcohol Drug Helpline (external link)

Māori helpline

Kaupapa Māori support services.

Māori helpline — Alcohol Drug Helpline (external link)

Pasifika helpline

Pacific support services. (external link)

Pasifika helpline — Alcohol Drug Helpline (external link)

Youth helpline

Support for working through issues affecting young people. (external link)

Youth helpline — Alcohol Drug Helpline (external link)


Hope and help for young people and adults who are friends and relatives of a problem drinker.

Call: 0508 425 266

Al-Anon Family Groups (external link)

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