Psychoactive substances - information for health professionals

Clinical advice

The New Zealand National Poisons Centre has clinical toxicologists on their staff who can provide treatment advice about unidentified substances taken by individuals.  

The National Poisons Centre runs a 24-hour 7-day toll free emergency telephone service.

Phone: 0800 POISON (0800 764 766).

Clinical coding

Information about the correct code to use where a patient is hospitalised can be found on the Ministry of Health website: Synthetic drugs

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