Amphetamines are the name for a family of drugs that act as stimulants to the central nervous system. Stimulants speed up the messages to and from the brain. Amphetamines also act as appetite suppressants and some are legally prescribed for this purpose. For more information, go to: http://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/methamphetamine
Worried that you or someone you know has a ‘P’ problem? Start here: http://www.methhelp.org.nz/
To talk to someone about your or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or for contacts of your local counsellor or treatment provider, phone the free (from mobile or landline) and confidential Alcohol Drug Helpline:
Ph: 0800 787 797 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Or visit www.addictionshelp.org.nz
In an Emergency dial 111
Northland DHB, Police and non-government agencies work closely together to minimse the harm caused by Methamphetamine.
The health component is a recovery-based treatment approach based mostly in the community.
Referral to Treatment
People can self-refer to treatment or agencies can refer clients directly.
Go to this website to access the referral form.
The 5-Step Method
The 5-Step Method helps affected family members where they have loved ones with addiction problems. It is one of the few methods that helps gives support to family member for themselves in their own right.
Email the Alcohol & Other Drugs Educator for more information.
Choice Programme – one day intervention group programmes
A one-day education programme for methamphetamine users whose use is not yet severely affecting their lives. Learning about methamphetamines, their effects and cravings and includes skills practice and developing a relapse plan to support people to reduce or stop their use.
To enquire about a programme near you, click the relevant email below:
Pou Whānau Connecto ph: 021 847 299 or 09 408 1078
Pou Whānau Connector Ph: 021 921 383 or 09 404 1551