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A welcome step towards improved addiction services

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 6:36 pm | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa New Zealand ( dapaanz ) welcomes Hon David Clarke’s designation this week of dapaanz registered practitioners as health professionals under the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) ... More >>

Addiction treatment review: paying practitioners more

Monday, 30 October 2017, 4:54 pm | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand ( dapaanz ) is heartened by the new Government’s intention to review mental health and addiction services, and says it looks forward to collaborating with it to increase available ... More >>

Significant root cause of trauma highlighted

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:07 am | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioner’s Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) says recent attention focused on sexual abuse via the #metoo hashtag highlights the plight of a disproportionately high number of people living with addiction. More >>

It’s never been easier or cheaper to get synthetic drugs

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 3:08 pm | DAPAANZ

A former importer of synthetic drugs, who wishes to remain anonymous, has warned dapaanz that it’s never been easier or cheaper to import synthetics into New Zealand, and the recent spate of deaths linked to AMB-Fubinaca is just the tip of the iceberg. More >>

NZ must learn from overseas harm reduction approaches

Friday, 8 September 2017, 12:31 pm | DAPAANZ

“Your prison rates are second only to those of the US. Ten percent of your prison population are incarcerated for drug offences. If you crack down on drug users in the ways currently being proposed you are going to see that number increase dramatically. More >>

Dr Arthur Evans to speak in New Zealand

Monday, 4 September 2017, 2:20 pm | DAPAANZ

Dapaanz would like to inform New Zealand media that American Psychological Association CEO Dr Arthur Evans will be visiting New Zealand to speak at the Cutting Edge Addiction Conference in Wellington (6-9 September). More >>

Cutting Edge Addiction Conference 2017 – Māori and Pasifika

Monday, 4 September 2017, 1:31 pm | DAPAANZ

The Addiction Practitioners’ Association (dapaanz) invites media to the 22nd annual Cutting Edge Conference: 7-9 September 2016, Te Papa, Wellington. More >>

dapaanz: Government’s Meth Proposals Out of Balance

Monday, 4 September 2017, 12:01 pm | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa–New Zealand ( dapaanz ) says the government’s proposed package to deal with methamphetamine addiction in New Zealand is out of balance and shows it still has its thinking wrong on drug ... More >>

People's Review also highlights addiction issues

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 9:39 am | DAPAANZ

The Addiction Practitioners' Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) says a review of the public mental health system, which asks clinicians to be whistleblowers about systemic problems, also highlights issues faced by people with addiction who ... More >>

Approach to meth control ‘seriously’ backwards says dapaanz

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 12:48 pm | DAPAANZ

The Addiction Practitioners’ Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) says New Zealand’s approach to curbing its burgeoning methamphetamine problem is backwards and far too focused on catching and punishing offenders. Instead it says the focus ... More >>

Addiction treatment must recognise the importance of family

Monday, 7 September 2015, 9:40 am | DAPAANZ

Treating those suffering from addiction as members of families and communities, rather than as individuals in isolation, is needed if we are to reduce the harms from addiction suffered by many children in New Zealand, the Cutting Edge addiction conference was ... More >>

Treatment programme a good fit for children

Monday, 7 September 2015, 9:39 am | DAPAANZ

Treatment programme a good fit for children of Kiwi families with addiction and other hardship issues More >>


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