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Seeking help & References

Seeking help

 

More information is available from the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC), who have a website at www.alcohol.org.nz

It can be very difficult for someone to accept that they have a drinking or drug problem – it takes a lot of courage to admit it.

If you think your use of a substance is causing problems for you, there are lots of places to talk about the issues and get help. These include your GP, midwife, Plunket Nurse, and local Alcohol and Drug Service (which should be in the phone book under mental health services).


References

 

  1. National Clinical Guidelines for the management of drug use in pregnancy breastfeeding and early developmental years of the newborn. Published by NSW Dept of Health 2006 (copyright Commonwealth of Australia)
  2. Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: A background paper.
  3. Ministry of Health New Zealand
  4. Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand – http://www.alcohol.org.nz

 

This content originated from the Mothers Matter website


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