Information about DrugHelp and who runs the website.

What is DrugHelp?

DrugHelp is a drug information and support resource for people concerned about the amount of drugs they are taking. It also aims to help people who are concerned about a drug user. DrugHelp provides high quality objective information about illegal drugs and their associated harms.

The information is aimed at helping people make changes and find answers to questions.

The website is built around the accounts of people who have used drugs and people affected by someone else’s drug use. These are real people who have gone through the highs and lows associated with drugs.

This website is based in Aoteoroa New Zealand and was launched in August 2010. The MethHelp video and information forms part of the Government’s Action Plan on Methamphetamine, announced in October 2009.

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Who runs DrugHelp?

New Zealand Drug Foundation

A consortium of providers led by the New Zealand Drug Foundation – Te Tuapapa Taukino o Aotearoa developed and maintains DrugHelp. The Foundation works to prevent and reduce harms from drug use by advocating strongly for policies and practices based on the best evidence available.

Expert Panel

An Expert Panel provides practical support to ensure the website is a high quality resource. Panel members are professionals working in the alcohol and other drug sector, with specialist knowledge in drug treatment.

Membership consists of representatives from:
  • Kites Trust
  • Matua Raki
  • Well Trust
  • Care NZ
  • Auckland CADS

Ministry of Health

DrugHelp is funded and supported by the Ministry of Health under the National Drug Policy. 

Contact details

Please contact us.


This website complies with the New Zealand Government web standards. Closed captions, which enable people with hearing impairments to understand videos, are available for all videos.

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