These New Zealand organisations offer a range of services that you and/or your loved one might find helpful.
The NZ Drug Foundation provide clear and accurate information, describing the drug, what it feels like, how to be safer, when to get help, cutting down, and things to look out for. Available on 04 801 6303 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information & advice to help you understand & care for someone using alcohol or other drugs. They can also offer advice and guidance to the user. Call 0800 787 797 or text 8681. Māori helpline 0800 787 798. Pasifika helpline 0800 787 799. Youth line 0800 797 984.
A straight up guide for people who use drugs, as well as an educational tool for family and friends who support them. Help for them to think about their relationship with drugs and whether it’s time to make a change.
What's Up is a confidential helpline for all tamariki (children) and rangatahi (teenagers) in Aotearoa, run by trained counsellors. The website has resources for them and their families.
A community website designed to support people examining their relationship with alcohol. A safe space where they can talk honestly and safely, it is dedicated to helping people help themselves.
Lifeline Aotearoa’s helpline and textline provides 24/7, confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers. Call 0800 543 354, or text 4357.
Peer support service for people who use Auckland DHB mental health services, operated by people who have had personal experience of mental illness. The 'non-crisis listening service' is available 5-11pm seven days a week. 0508 927 654.
Brave Hearts is a support service for people who have loved ones in the grip of addiction. Their objective is to inform and educate family and friends who are close to someone with an addiction. 0800 654 655, or text 8006.
Support for grandparents, great grandparents and whānau caregivers who are raising grandchildren and whanau/kin full-time. 0800 472 637.
The Bridge provides a range of effective support services and information to help reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs in people's lives. It is available for the person seeking wellness and their family/whānau. 0800 53 00 00.
Compassionate, friendly, non-judgemental support and advice on all parenting issues - no issue is too big or too small. Call 0800 568 856 anytime between 9am to 9pm, seven days a week.