The PotHelp website and workbook are based on established methods to overcome moderate cannabis use disorder. They were developed with guidance and peer review from New Zealand based addiction treatment experts.
The site includes videos showing real New Zealanders who went through the highs and lows of cannabis addiction. The site wouldn't be possible without their gutsy willingness to share their stories; we deeply appreciate their honesty and hope. The cannabis self assessment tool is based on the questionnaire by Copeland, J, Gilmore, S, Gates, P, & Swift, W (2005) "The Cannabis Problems Questionnaire: Factor, structure, reliability and validity", Drug and Alcohol Dependence 80, 313-319.
We tried to ensure the website complies with the New Zealand Government Web Accessibility Standard.
The NZ Drug Foundation is a charitable entity that reduces harm from drugs like cannabis using evidence based initiatives while advocating for 'support, don't punish' drug policies in New Zealand.
The Ministry of Health leads New Zealand’s health and disability system, and has overall responsibility for the management and development of that system. It provides funding for this service.