There are thousands of websites about addiction and treatments. You could never read them all, and some might not give you good information, so we’ve made it easier for you to do some research. Check out these recommended websites

Ministry of Health

Information about the ministry’s work in the areas of mental health, depression and suicide prevention.

National Addiction Centre

the National Addiction Centre is a resource for the alcohol and drug treatment field of New Zealand.


An umbrella organisation at the head of some non-government organisations in the alcohol & drugs treatment sector.


The Addiction Practitioners’ Association represents people working in addiction treatment.

Health Promotion Agency

A crown entity established to lead and support national health promotion initiatives.

The Health Promotion Agency’s website about alcohol use.

Matua Raki

Matua Raki is the National Addiction Workforce Development Centre within Te Pou.

Alcohol Drug Association New Zealand

ADANZ is a national alcohol and other drug organisation that aims to improve the health and well-being of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, by minimising the harm associated with alcohol, other drugs and gambling.

NZ Drug Foundation

A registered charity that is focused on preventing and reducing harms from drug use in New Zealand.

The Low Down

The Low Down aims to help young Kiwis understand and deal with depression.

Ministry of Youth Development

The Ministry of Youth Development has some good resources on its website, including the all-important Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa.


Attitude provides health education programmes to high school students, and is dedicated to creatively teaching life skills that will assist teenagers to make life-enhancing choices.


Powered by YSAS. South Australia’s Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice service website.