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All about The Global Drug Survey

From acid to Xanax, this year's Global Drug Survey team are collecting experiences across the spectrum of drug use.   

The 2022 survey marks ten years of the Global Drug Survey, with almost one million responses collected over those years.

Summer drugs: what we know, and how to be safer 

Festival season in New Zealand is about to ramp up. But at UK festivals this year, a lot of people had drugs that weren’t what they thought they’d bought. Find out more about the drugs we might see - like MDMA, cathinones (bath salts) and more.

Picnic trips: Using drugs outdoors

If you’re planning on using drugs outside on those long summer days, here are a few things to keep in mind. 

Meth and COVID-19: How to be safer

We spoke to experts and looked at the latest research to bring you the straight up information on Covid-19 and methamphetamine.

High-minded: how mental health can affect your high

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we talked to Phil Glaser, one of the team behind The Level, about how your state of mind has a bigger impact on your trip than you might think.

Meet Emmaline Pickering-Martin who works with whānau across Aotearoa

For Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, we’re highlighting some of the great work that various kaupapa Māori alcohol and other drug support services do throughout the motu. And we’re asking them what kupu (words) best describe their approach.

Tika, pono & aroha: Kaupapa Māori support in Te Awakairangi

For Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, we’re highlighting some of the great work that various kaupapa Māori alcohol and other drug support services do throughout the motu. And we’re asking them what kupu (words) best describe their approach.

How to use Nyxoid to reverse an opioid overdose

“We got our hands on naloxone to keep at our house, but it was too late, we’d already lost a friend. We kept thinking, if only we had it a few days earlier… if only we knew.

Popping the bubble: Quick tips if you're choosing to use drugs in Level 2

It can be a bit weird adjusting back to life outside your bubble, so we’ve pulled togther a few key tips to help you out if you choose to use drugs.

Calling an ambulance during lockdown - advice from a paramedic

Wondering what happens if you need an ambulance during lockdown? Blake Murray from St John answers your questions.

Advice from people who have used during lockdown

Thinking about using drugs during lockdown? Here are some practical tips from people who did.

Advice from the NZ Needle Exchange

Lockdown can be a really challenging time for people that inject drugs regularly. Here's some advice on how to look after yourself and be safer.

Opioid treatment during lockdown

Need opioid treatment during lockdown? Here's how to access support and some tips to be safer.

What are reagent tests?

Learn about reagent tests and how they can tell you what is in your drugs.

What are fentanyl test strips?

Learn about fentanyl test strips and how they can help you avoid an overdose.

A heads up on harmful synnies

Seen or heard recent reports about a particularly dangerous batch of synthetic cannabinoids? Find out more here.

How to do a sinus flush

Follow these steps to rinse out your sinuses and get rid of things that can cause irritation.

Paranoid Magic

This experience was shared by a young, queer Māori man as part of Rewired - a support group for men who have sex with men and use methamphetamine, run by the NZ Aids Foundation and NZ Drug Foundation.

Matthew's Story

"The first few goals I started setting was gaining employment and a place to live where I felt comfortable."
Matthew shares his experience setting goals and opening up to people.

Rachel's Story

"For people to see who you are and not to see you as your addiction, that's huge"
Rachel shares her journey through addiction into recovery.

Our Focus: meth use or meth harm?

Professor Nicole Lee shares the latest on methamphetamine at the NZ Drug Foundation's On the Road to Health Symposium, held in May 2021.

Dylan's Story

"My passion for music was kind of going down, and that's when I knew, like, will I ever get it back?"
Dylan shares his experience finding his passion for music again.

Fear of the Ogre

This experience was shared by a member of Rewired - a support group for men who have sex with men and use methamphetamine, run by the NZ Aids Foundation and NZ Drug Foundation.

Thinking about your drug use

Anna, Andre, Hera, and Cynthia share some things to think about when looking at your substance use in this short video made during the April 2020 lockdown for Covid-19.

Talking with someone about their drug use

Anna, Andre, Hera, and Cynthia share some tips on how to talk with someone about their substance use in this short video made during the April 2020 lockdown for Covid-19.

Now I'm 33

This experience was shared by a member of Rewired - a support group for men who have sex with men and use methamphetamine, run by the NZ Aids Foundation and NZ Drug Foundation.

Honesty and Sobriety

This experience was shared by a member of Rewired - a support group for men who have sex with men and use methamphetamine, run by the NZ Aids Foundation and NZ Drug Foundation.

Namaste

This experience was shared by a member of Rewired - a support group for men who have sex with men and use methamphetamine, run by the NZ Aids Foundation and NZ Drug Foundation.

Improving Prevention Webinar

UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs online side event discussing emerging and established responses for prevention of drug use and harms presented in April 2021.