Ngā rauemi ā-ipurangi mō te waipiro me ngā pūroi Online resources

Website information and resources for those who want help and advice for their alcohol or drug use.

Getting help if you are drunk or on drugs

If you need to talk, call the alcohol drug helpline on 0800 787 797

You can also visit the website. 

Alcohol Drug Helpline (external link)

In crisis

If you are really sick or are concerned about someone’s condition call 111 and ask for an ambulance.

Drug services

Drug help

For people who are concerned about how drugs are affecting their lives, because of their own use or someone else's. 

Drug Help (external link)

P**d off

Booklet with information and strategies for young people wanting to stop using meth (P, ice, speed).

P**d off — Te Pou (external link)

Pot Help

Information and online support resource for people who are concerned about how cannabis is affecting their lives.

Pot Help (external link)

Psychoactive substances help

Psychoactive substances include party pills, legal highs, synthetic cannabis. This pamphlet has information on symptoms, when to get help, and what to expect when you stop using. 

Getting help: psychoactive substances [PDF, 580 KB]

Alcohol services

Alcohol Drug Helpline

Confidential advice and support to get help for yourself or someone you know. There is free phone, text, online chat, information and resources. There are also helplines for youth, Māori and Pacific people.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Voluntary support group who meet together to stop drinking and stay sober. There is no membership fee.

Alcoholics Anonymous (external link)

Comprehensive information, help and advice for adults, parents and caregivers of tamariki and teenagers, and for older people. (external link)

Living sober

Information about getting help, tools and resources for staying sober, and community blog posts.

Living sober (external link)

Whaiora Online

An online community to help you find support and advice.

Whaiora Online (external link)

Take the next step

If you would like to get some confidential advice, or find services to help you or someone you know, check the services listed in these sections. 

Community treatment services

These include freephone, counselling, medicated treatment, day programmes, detox, and court referral for drink driving.

Community treatment services (internal link)

Live-in treatment services

This includes residential, drug units, and supported housing. 

Live-in treatment services (internal link)

Support for your family, whānau, friends

If you are concerned about how your alcohol or drug use is affecting those around you, there are support services available. 

Help for families, whānau, and friends (internal link)