Help for families, whānau, friends

Website information, resources and tools for those concerned for someone who may have a problem with alcohol or drug use.

These resources offer information, advice and strategies to help you cope with someone's alcohol or drug use.

In crisis? If someone is are really sick and you are concerned about their condition call 111, ask for an ambulance.

Online resources

Advice for parents and caregivers – Alcohol.org.nz. Practical advice and resources if you're concerned about a young person's drinking.

How to talk about it – Alcohol.org.nz. Advice on talking with someone about the impact of their drinking on themselves or others.

Concerned about someone? – Drug Help. A website for people who are concerned about how drugs are affecting their lives – whether it’s because of their own use or because someone close to them has a problem.

Kina: Families and Addictions Trust:

  • You are not alone – Support, resources and strategies for coping with a partner or friend using alcohol and other drugs. 
  • Join a group – Watch a video about how joining a friends and family support group can help.
  • Living Well (pdf, 3MB) – Booklet with strategies for family, whānau, and friends of people using alcohol and other drugs.

DrugHelp
A website for people who are concerned about how drugs are affecting their lives – whether it’s because of their own use or because someone close to them has a problem.

Alcohol tracking apps – Health Navigator website.
Free app downloads for keep track of a person's drinking habits and alcohol consumption. 

Is your drinking okay? – Alcohol.org.nz. Online quiz about drinking habits.

New Zealand 'P' Pull – Facebook – Group offering support for problems with methamphetamine (meth, P).

Freephone, text, online chat support

 Alcohol and Drug Helpline
Talk, text or online chat with trained staff  who  can put you in touch with someone in your area.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Freephone 0508 425266. Hope and help for young people and adults who are the relatives and friends of a problem drinker.

Youthline
Freephone 0800 37 66 33. Support for young people.

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