Story: Drugs

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In this short film a former methamphetamine user describes how she became addicted to the drug and the terrible effects that this had on her life. The film appeared on the DrugHelp website (, which was produced by the New Zealand Drug Foundation. There have been a number of organisations, both public and private, which have done outstanding work in New Zealand to assist drug users to break their habit and reconstruct their lives.

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Jock Phillips, 'Drugs - Legal and social response to drugs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013