Here’s where you can find and download images to share with people you care about during COVID alert level 1 and beyond. These images were created to help people cope with effects of alcohol and other drug use while in lockdown by giving some helpful tips and advice, and can continue to be shared to help support others as we move through alert levels.
Please share these images with friends and whānau, other people you care about, and on social media. You can download the full range of resources on the Drug Foundation website.
Some things to consider when sharing these images:
Cravings are tough, but they will pass. Below you'll find some simple tips that could really help those you care about.
Help people in withdrawal understand whether their symptoms can be managed at home, or if they need more help.
How to sleep better when withdrawing
Substance withdrawal can cause people to have disrupted sleep. These images have some helpful tips for people to try if they are finding it difficult to sleep.
How to manage methamphetamine withdrawal
It can take many months for someone’s brain to adjust from regular methamphetamine use. This image can help people know what to expect when withdrawing from methamphetamine.
As we come out of lockdown, drugs may not be what people are used to – they may have been made in a new way over this time, include other substances, or vary in strength. Share these images to help people consider their use to help avoid overdose.
People may find it difficult to manage their alcohol and other drug use both during and after lockdown. Share the below images to help people consider ways to keep themselves safe during this time.
Some people may choose to continue using drugs during this time. Share this image to help them be safer, and avoid spreading COVID-19.
We have been getting used to living closely with each other in our bubbles. Even in alert level 2, it is important to consider what is OK, how to address issues, and how to support people we care about. Share the below images to help people reflect on these things.
What's OK in your bubble
Some people may be worried about issues arising in their bubble. Share these images to help people agree what is OK and set some boundaries - particularly if you have decided to reconnect with other close friends and whānau under alert level 2.
It's ok to talk honestly
How to address issues in your bubble
Some people may be experiencing problems in their bubble due to alcohol or other drug use by people in their bubble. Share these images which can provide them with some helpful tips for conversations to address issues.
Supporting someone in your bubble to withdraw
Some people may be supporting a member of their bubble through withdrawal. Share these images to help them explore questions with those they live with.
How to help your bubble drink less
Some people may find that they, and the people they live with, are drinking more during this time. Share this image that includes some helpful tips for cutting down.
Some people may be worried about how someone they care about is coping during this time, especially if they were outside their bubble during isolation. Share these images to give them some helpful tips and remind people to be kind to themselves during this time.
People in recovery can have a hugely positive impact on their communities. Share these images to celebrate their impact and provide some tips for staying in recovery.