Media & Positions

submissions, briefings and positions

Submission on Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction (June 2018)

Fact sheet for Minister of Health April 2018

Briefing - Increasing addiction treatment (November 2017)

Position on compulsory client-level data  (August 2017)

Briefing - Major issues currently facing drug addiction treatment in New Zealand (July 2017)

NZTA Submission

Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Bill

Pharmac Submission - Proposal on various anti-infective medicines


Addiction is now a public health crisis (RadioNZ 29 August 2018)

What is addiction? (the Project 19 July 2018)

Addiction treatment review: paying practitioners more (Business.Scoop 30 October 2017)

The prescription drug dilemma (Radio NZ 30 october 2017)

#metoo campaign and the relationship between drug abuse and sexual assault (95bFM News 25 october 2017)

Sexual abuse a driver for addiction problems later in life (Media release 25 October 2017)

High time (comment in Metro Magazine NZ: 2017 10-26)

Synthetic cannabis deaths tip of iceberg (NewsTalk ZB 6 October 2017)

Ex-importer: It's never been easier or cheaper to get synthetic drugs into NZ (Herald 5 October 2017)

It's never been easier or cheaper to get synthetic drugs (Scoop 5 october 2017)

Dr Arthur C Evans on Breakfast (6 September 2017)

The Cutting Edge conference (Radio Waatea 5 September 2017)

Govt. new proposal on meth is "woefully inadequate" (RadioLive 4 September 2017)

Sue Paton on rising opioid use in New Zealand (The Project 10 July 2017)

Opioid use in NZ: Downers on the up ((95bFM 10 July 2017)

Serious pain coming as New Zealand's prescription opiod use soars (Stuff 9 July 2017)

Why addiction practitioners should be registered (Dompost 16 June 2017)

Report shows addiction a major driver of crime (media release 13 december 2016)

Review of the public health mental health system 'highlights addiction issues' (media release 2 November 2016)

Approach to meth control 'seriously' backwards says dapaanz (media release 27 October 2016)

New Zealand's approach to cutting its meth problem - Radio Watea News (28 October 2016)

Ledger's dad to speak at Rotorua conference (Rotorua Times 1 September 2016)

Kim Ledger, father of late actor Heath Ledger to speak on prescription medication and addiction (Te Karere TVNZ)

Meth is everywhere says reformed addict (NZ Herald 29 August 2016)

Softening police attitude on meth addiction welcomed (Scoop 29 August 2016)

More getting hooked as P gets cheaper (TV1 News 13 August 2016)

Meth availability sparks call for early identification and treatment (media release 10 August 2016)


linkedin articles

Recovery as an issue of social justice and social inclusion - article published in November bulletin on David Best's first keynote at Cutting Edge 2016

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Staff in recovery who relapse

10 March 2015

When staff who are in recovery experience relapse this can be challenging not only for them, but for their colleagues and managers as well.  Dr Peter Adams and Dr Helen Warren have written a paper setting out ways of addressing these issues and...

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