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Director's Cut: December 2020

17 Dec 2020

Newly appointed Executive Director Sarah provides some insight and hope as we near the end of 2020.

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Surprising direction of US drug law reform

17 Dec 2020

Drug law reform got majority support in several US states, and is heading off in new directions. Russell Brown pulled this summary together

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Preparing for another synthetic cannabinoids spike

17 Dec 2020

Spikes in synthetic cannabinoids harm can happen at any time, and we continue to see incidents that leave in their wake a trail of casualties. Tess Nichol reports

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From print to pixels

7 Dec 2020

Our magazine has gone digital! Now you can get regular updates, analysis and opinion from our refreshed online Matters of Substance.

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Constant pressure

7 Dec 2020

Addiction treatment experts and providers call for law reform, funding and focus on workforce development - OLIVER LEWIS reports.

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Way forward charted at Tūturu Summit

1 Sep 2020

The Drug Foundation has launched a school-based project aiming to change the way schools approach drugs and alcohol. John McRae attended the Wellington Summit this February.

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Q&A: David Hanna

1 Sep 2020

David Hanna is the Director of Wesley Community Action and a champion of community-led solutions including ‘P’ Pull, which grew out of Waitangarua and is now a national movement. We asked him a few questions.

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Science Advisor lays down facts on referendum

1 Sep 2020

A new report from the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor makes key findings supporting the Drug Foundation’s view that legalisation is the best public health response to cannabis use in Aotearoa.

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New campaign spurs drinking rethink

1 Sep 2020

During lockdown, the Drug Foundation launched the successful Best Bubble campaign encouraging Kiwis to re-evaluate their relationship with alcohol.

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A crucial new harm-reduction tool for New Zealand

1 Sep 2020

A new online harm-reduction tool has been rolled out by Police, Customs and the Ministry of Health, with help from the Drug Foundation

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Growing pains: How cannabis impacts pain relief

31 Aug 2020

Dr Bronwyn Thompson says patients will benefit from cannabis legalisation, even with studies on using the drug for pain management yet to come in.

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Balancing harm

31 Aug 2020

A recent move to make “poppers” prescription only has led to a backlash from within New Zealand’s gay community