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Addiction Practitioners Give Government Initiatives The Thumbs Up

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 7:07 am | DAPAANZ

Addiction practitioners say fresh government initiatives that support health and disability workers like themselves during COVID-19 are timely and very welcome. “Unfortunately, the economic impact and downstream effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of many ... More >>

Kiwis' Walk to Celebrate Freedom from Addiction

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:23 am | DAPAANZ

Kiwis in recovery from addiction are proudly taking to the streets in New Zealand's first ever Addiction Recovery Walk. More >>

Te Toka Tu Moana - Cutting Edge Addictions Conference

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 8:54 am | DAPAANZ

The role trauma, especially childhood trauma, plays in developing addiction to substances and unhealthy behaviours is the focus of the 2019 Te Toka Tu Moana - Cutting Edge conference which opens on Thursday September, 19 in Auckland. More >>

Tragic Case Highlights Dangers of Commercialising Drugs

Friday, 9 August 2019, 1:22 pm | DAPAANZ

Addiction health professionals say the tragic case of a two-month-old baby who was likely to have died from alcohol poisoning after drinking breast milk from her intoxicated mother highlights the fact that alcohol is still the number one cause of health and ... More >>

Good And Bad News In ‘Wellness Budget’ Announcement

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 2:57 pm | DAPAANZ

Health professionals working with people affected by addiction welcome some initiatives announced by the Prime Minister today in response to He Ara Oranga (the report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction), but are concerned that people with ... More >>

Amendments to Outdated Misuse of Drugs Act a Necessary Step

Friday, 3 May 2019, 3:26 pm | DAPAANZ

Health professionals working directly with people affected by addiction are adamant that proposed amendments to the outdated Misuse of Drugs Act (1975), are necessary first steps towards drastically improving the health of drug users, diverting them ... More >>

Response to Govt crack-down on synthetic drug dealers

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:33 pm | DAPAANZ

The Addiction Practitioners’ Association (DAPAANZ) welcomes the government’s announcement that it will make it easier for those with addiction problems to get treatment and that it will crack down on the suppliers of synthetic drugs. It does, ... More >>

Urgent need to invest in addiction practitioners and service

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:09 pm | DAPAANZ

Today’s release of H e Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction , shines a light on the health and social issues faced by people affected by addiction and the urgent need to invest in the practitioners and services ... More >>

The opposite of addiction is not sobriety

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:46 am | DAPAANZ

Dapaanz media release, 12 September 2018 “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.” More >>

Addiction is now a public health crisis

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:12 am | DAPAANZ

In a statement to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, the Executive Director of the Addiction Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ), Sue Paton, says overdosing on both legal and illegal substances is a public health issue ... More >>

16.7m for detox beds a wise social investment

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:59 pm | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) says the Government is showing much-needed leadership and wisdom in allocating more than $16m to Auckland City Mission for 30 new addiction detox units. More >>

Legalisation debate must be informed by those most affected

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 8:58 am | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand ( dapaanz) says any decision to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis use in 2019, rather than in an election year, would be a welcome one because the issue is too important ... More >>

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 >>





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