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National Drug Policy New Zealand
Sorted Safer Partying Drug Information Guide
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is an Auckland-based organisation providing education and counselling for those with alcohol or drug problems. Counselling and advice is also provided for family and friends concerned about another’s drug use.
CADS has produced 'sorted' to assist people who want to be better informed about the effects of drugs commonly used to party.
New Zealand Drug Foundation
The New Zealand Drug Foundation website contains health and safety information, along with research and statistics on common drugs.
Drink Spiking: Watch Yourself, Watch Your Friends
Guidelines for keeping safe from drink spiking and drug assisted rape. This guide was developed in association with Drug Rape Trust NZ, Rape Crisis, Hospitality Association of NZ and the Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation.
Dance Party Goers ... What U Should Know
This pamphlet contains drug safety information for dance party-goers.
There are lots of things you need to think about if you're planning to take drugs. You need to know about the risks and ways to keep yourself and your friends safe. The safest option is not to take drugs at all, but if you're going to, then be prepared. This pamphlet covers these issues.
Guidelines for Safe Dance Parties - The Big Book
) (Nov 1999)
Dance parties are becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand. As the dance scene is evolving, venues are changing from established or mainstream clubs to a growing trend for more outside and underground events. These developments may raise health and safety issues.
The Ministry of Health hopes that these guidelines will be voluntarily adopted and widely used by operators who hold dance parties. They are intended as a guideline of best practice for organising dance events.
Minister of Health