Global Drug Survey
Kiwis take prescription pills with alarming regularity, particularly 'hillbilly heroin', which is handed out too easily.
Most users of cannabis would not use more if the drug became legal, survey reveals.
Drug users are playing a potentially fatal game of snorting mystery white powders, usually at parties.
Many Kiwis are getting high before work - and employers are undertaking drug testing themselves.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne joined us to discuss synthetic cannabis and its use.
Synthetic cannabis puts more New Zealanders in hospital per use than any other drug.
Are Kiwis gobbling too many painkillers? What about "hillbilly heroin"? Join our live chat with expert Jeremy McMinn.
An invisible swathe of middle-class Kiwis are drinking heavily and indulging in drugs. Let's talk about the issues in this live chat.
Look around your workplace and you are almost guaranteed to see a regular drug user.
The Global Drug Survey, launched in 2010, attracted responses from more than 78,000 people across the world this year - including, for the first time, almost 6000 from New Zealand.
Some heavy cannabis users are up to 11 times more likely to develop schizophrenia, a drug symposium in Auckland has been told.
Illegal drug use has impacted our lives in a way I wouldn't have thought possible.
I have to wonder what is worse: cannabis itself, or the fact it's currently illegal?
I found out the hard way the dark side of the 'magical non-addictive plant' pot.
He came down and stood in the hallway saying he didn't feel well.
Will price hikes deter binge drinkers?
CHARLES ANDERSON - The Press
Does hiking the price of booze deter people from drinking alcohol? Not if Cup Week is anything to go by.
AA wants police to be able to drug-test every driver they stop, as very few drugged motorists caught.
Thousands of Kiwis are on methadone to get them off heavier drugs, with many addicted to painkillers.
Many Kiwis are turning to cannabis as alternative to alcohol, which might explain why we are among the highest users in the world.
Prescriptions for addictive painkiller are growing at an alarming rate despite nationwide calls for doctors to curb its use.
What negative connotations to our society would there be if we re-introduced a law against public intoxication?
Marijuana helped turn an unruly teenager into the man I am today, and I am proud to admit that I smoke.
Is New Zealand the land of the long white line? Well, not really.
Kiwi drug-users are passing up street dealers, instead spending big through online black markets.
We must acknowledge that alcohol is a drug that we legally use to alter our state of mind.
I can guarantee you that the choice only lasts as long as it takes to become addicted.
I have used illegal drugs for the the past 30 years and they have given me some great moments.
Mail containing illegal ingredients used to make P are sent from China to NZ, Customs Service says.
Students using Ritalin as party stimulant and study aid need to be aware it could be as harmful as meth, expert says.
At the moment I live with a crackhead who sucks. Crack is really bad.
In the US, I was arrested on the way home from my dealer's house with an ounce of weed.
More than 5000 people are collecting benefits because drug and alcohol addiction is preventing them from working.
Global Drugs Survey aims to gather info on New Zealanders' drug use, including what, why and how.
The final effect is that one of my sons thinks that if I did it, he can do it.
Police wary of new illegal synthetic drug seized in NZ, fearing use of the hallucinogen could prove fatal - as it has overseas.
Dairies are providing customers with psychoactive drugs in lolly packets, in a bid to circumvent laws, police say.
Illegal drug use in our communities can have a devastating impact on families, friends, groups and workplaces.
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