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New study to look at use of natural health products

Many people have used natural health products to feel a buzz, to ease a hangover or to enhance the effects of recreational drugs. Rayna Sharma is a researcher on a mission to find out more.

New Zealand's largest ever MDMA study

Otago University psychology PhD student Jai Whelan recently conducted the largest ever national study of MDMA use in New Zealand. Here's what Jai learned.

What we found at drug checking in 2022

Drug checking is a free and legal process that helps people find out what’s really in their drugs. Here's what we found at drug checking clinics throughout 2022!

What’s the T? Study on drug use in trans & non-binary communities

University of Auckland Masters student, Taine Polkinghorne, wants to know more about the ways that Aotearoa’s trans and non-binary communities use alcohol and other drugs.

How to keep your kids safe if you're using drugs

Nearly all parents take drugs from time to time, whether it be alcohol, tobacco, or something illicit. We explore ways for parents to keep their kids and themselves safer if they're using drugs.

What overdose data can teach us about staying safer

A new report shows that deaths from drug overdoses have risen 54% over the past five years. We’re digging into the facts to find out what these can teach us about staying safer.

The science on testing for cannabis

We know that breath testing is a generally reliable measure of alcohol intoxication, but the same isn't true for cannabis. We dove into the science to find out why.

What’s in your dose? NZ study to examine Kiwi microdosers

University of Auckland PhD candidate, Estelle Miller, wants to know more about New Zealanders who microdose. 

Covid-19, the vaccine and drugs

Covid-19, the vaccine and drugs: a research summary.  

Covid-19 has resulted in an information overload for many of us, and it can be hard to understand what information to trust, especially when it comes to our health.

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.

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.

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.