Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is an
Auckland-based organisation providing education and
counselling for those with alcohol or drug problems.
Counselling and advice is also provided for family and
friends concerned about anotherís drug use.
CADS has produced 'sorted' to assist people who want to be better
informed about the effects of drugs commonly used to party. This is so
A) Make informed choices
B) Reduce the risks associated with their
C) Think twice before using
D) Remember that all mind altering drugs will effect your ability to drive (even if you feel you are still capable). It is not ok to drive while under the influence of any of the drugs covered in this booklet.
CADS does not endorse the use of illegal substances and believes that
no drug use is the safest option. However, CADS recognises that some
people will choose to use substances and they will use for a variety of
reasons. Minimising the harm associated with substance use is CADSí
what's in sorted
safer partying This section explains some of the common risks that people face
when using drugs. Included are ideas about how you can make the
experience safer and more fun for you and your friends.
drugs There are a number of drugs that are associated with going out,
partying and having a good time. The effects of these drugs
and ways to reduce the harm caused by these drugs are discussed.
contacts for more information and
support Check this section out for who to contact if youíd like more
information, or if youíre concerned about your own or another
personís substance use.
Note: The web version may contain updated or extra information to the
If you are concerned about your own or someone else's drug use,
CADS now on 09-845 1818 or www.cads.org.nz
CADS does not endorse the use of illegal
substances and believes that no drug use is the safest option. Every
effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained
in this booklet at the time of publication. However, it is a brief
guide, and as such cannot include every possible medical or
psychological consequence of drug use. CADS does not accept
liability for any information contained in sorted. CADS screens and selects various
websites for their content. Please note that the websites referred to
are not produced or endorsed by CADS, and we take no responsibility for