Substance Use (Drugs & Alcohol)

"I was too scared to ask my doctor about weed or chemo...
so I stayed quiet"
AYA patient

Printable Resources

To order printable free resources about health approaches to alcohol and other drugs please visit

Support Directory

Alcohol Drug Helpline

Available 24/7 for confidential advice, support and guidance: 0800 787 797

Altered High and Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS)

Ph: 09 845 1893


PotHelp aims to support New Zealanders wanting to change their relationship with cannabis either now, or in the future.
Includes screening and action tools.

Drug Help

A New Zealand resource for addressing and changing relationships with drugs.

New Zealand Drug Foundation

For education and advice regarding alcohol and other drug use.


A 24/7 support service for young people: 0800 376633
Smoking cessation teams within the hospital that can support young people by providing medication, behavioural support and motivation.


A national service that aims to improve mental health and wellbeing for infants, children and young people through service improvement, workforce development, and advocacy.
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