Global Drug Survey
New Zealand's short-lived experiment with legal highs did little to curb drug use, a survey suggests.
Many Kiwis want to cut back on the booze but few are willing to seek the help they admit they need.
Party-goers 'pre-loading' on booze admit arriving at bars drunk or high.
What New Zealanders revealed about their drug habits as part of a global survey.
Why is "happy drunk" not enough for some of us? Do you reach your limit and keep drinking?
The popularity of laughing gas as a recreational drug is ballooning.
Performance-enhancing drugs are moving from the sports field to the classroom.
New Zealand’s brief experiment with a regulated market for legal highs is the subject of international attention.
A quick run-down of what the 2015 Global Drug Survey is all about.
Lost your cellphone down the loo again? Woke up next to someone you don't recognise? Find out what your drinking says about you.
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.
Kiwis take prescription pills with alarming regularity, particularly 'hillbilly heroin', which is handed out too easily.
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.