How to talk with young people about alcohol and drugs - Did you know video series
The facts in these resources were specifically to help start conversations with young people in New Zealand about alcohol and other drugs. There are eight videos in the series, which you can watch below.
Matua Raki is the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre. Many of the resources below are also available to order in hard copy, free of charge.
Real people share their recovery stories This booklet contains a collection of personal stories from real people and their different journeys to recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs.When a person first seeks help for an addiction they're often confused and close to despair. The purpose of the booklet is to let them know that others have found the help they needed to make recovery a reality and to sow the seeds of hope. Addiction doesn't discriminate and you are not alone.
Creating Spaces guidelines These guidelines aim to promote best practices for alcohol and other drug workers to engage with wh?nau, to maximise wellbeing and the capacity for positive change.
Bridging the gap: Young people and substance use Young people's bodies are different to adults. In particular, substance use while the brain is developing can cause more long term problems than substance use when the brain is more developed. The aim of this resource is to increase the knowledge and confidence of those working alongside young people in the primary care environment (including youth workers, school counsellors and others in youth focussed practice) to address issues related to alcohol and other substance use.
Substance withdrawal management These guidelines provide an overview of the effects of substances, associated withdrawal symptoms and risk assessment, and general withdrawal management strategies.