Alcohol and other drugs can have a big impact at work, and at events and venues.
Employers have a responsibility to keep their staff safe from the risks that impairment brings. Likewise event organisers, venue owners and managers need to be responsible hosts. Employees, event-goers and punters need accurate info and services to help them stay safer at work and at play.
People from all walks of life take drugs, including alcohol. We believe that health-based approaches reduce shame and stigma associated with drug use, and evidence shows these can lead to reduced risk in workplaces and at events.
Explore our info and resources for employers, event organisers, venue owners and more below.
Info for employers on handling drug and alcohol policies and impairment at work.
Learn about drug laws and reducing substance related problems at your event or venue.
If you're an event organiser, there are many different things you can do to prevent drug harm at your event.
The NZ Drug Foundation says Budget 2022 is a chance for the Government to fund effective health-based approaches to drugs, instead of continuing with failed policies from the past.
Chris Fowlie takes a look at who will be most affected by New Zealand's new drug driving laws, and how.
What should be employers be thinking about in preparation for a yes vote in the referendum?