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Funding vital for overdose reversal nasal spray

15 Feb 2024

Drug harm experts say funding for a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses is critical in the face of an increasingly toxic drug supply and the emergence of powerful synthetic opioids.

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Asian alcohol and drug survey shows more use than previously thought

16 Nov 2023

Survey participants also reported that barriers to accessing services, resources and information were high.

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Drug Foundation urges public to check drugs as highly potent opioid spreads

4 Nov 2023

A group of powerful synthetic opioids that were first detected in the country just a year ago may have already been linked to several deaths.


New study shows therapeutic cannabis' benefits and barriers

21 Sep 2023

95% of respondents reported positive effects, in a study that looked at both prescription and black market cannabis use.

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Party positions on drug overdoses show cross-party progress possible

31 Aug 2023

Willingness from across the political spectrum to explore critical overdose prevention measures shows that cross-party progress can be made.


Watch talks from our 2023 Parliamentary Symposium

29 Aug 2023

Watch fascinating talks and panel discussions from our 2023 Parliamentary Symposium.

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Methamphetamine support programme for gay and bi men kicks off next week

11 Aug 2023

A methamphetamine support programme specifically for gay and bisexual men is opening its latest intake in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this month.


Drug harm ranking study reveals alcohol, methamphetamine are most harmful in NZ

11 Jul 2023

A new University of Otago drug harm ranking study has identified alcohol as the most harmful drug in New Zealand

Māori woman and man pulling black cloth of easel with sign which says "Te Puna Whakaiti Pāmamae Kai Whapakiri - New Zealand Drug Foundation"

‘Changing the kōrero’ - introducing our new ingoa Māori

6 Jul 2023

Sharing our new ingoa Māori and destigmatising drug kupu

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Drug Foundation calls for urgent action on overdose deaths

23 Jun 2023

In honour of international Support Don’t Punish Day 2023, the NZ Drug Foundation is today releasing an evidence-backed plan to end overdose deaths in Aotearoa.