Many people use alcohol and other drugs, for many different reasons. Most won't experience any problems, while some might have short-term impacts, and a few have long-term or serious impacts, like addiction or overdose.
Wherever you're at, we've got info and resources that can help - from advice to help you be safer no matter what you're taking, to support options if you're wanting to make changes to your alcohol or drug use.
The latest information and harm reduction advice about drugs in Aotearoa.
Visit The Level for information on when to find support and different options.
Visit The Level for information on making changes and supporting others.
Find out about free, legal and confidential drug checking in New Zealand.
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.
Survey participants also reported that barriers to accessing services, resources and information were high.
Our findings from our first full year as a licensed drug checking provider.