In the last 12 months about 1 in 5 New Zealanders will have had a diagnosable mental illness, with 1 in 30 people experiencing severe mental illness that required specialist services. With an estimated 12 percent of New Zealanders experiencing a substance use disorder in their lifetime, understanding the needs of these people is crucial to providing the right services.*

At NSAD (New Zealand Society on Alcohol and Drug Dependence), we collect and visualise data provided by government agencies and NGOs, funnel it through analytic processes and turn it into visual reports that tell stories - for example, of the type of support people seek, how they access it, and what their needs are.

This data can then inform education and treatment as well as the distribution of funding, in order to improve the lives of those in need.

 More about what we do

Providing Evidence Based Insights

                  Substance of concern                  
Percentage of those seeking help
New Zealand
Median Age

With our interactive dashboard you have a large pool of current data about addiction treatment and related social and mental health issues at your fingertips. Additional data reports for download provide unique insights and trends.

 See our data in action

Why Work with Us

We work with government agencies and NGOs in the addiction, mental health and social sector to collect and publish data. Get in touch with us if you are interested in accessing data or want to contribute by providing information from your organisation.

 Our services

Championing the sector for over 60 years

Treatment provider, advocacy group, educational body, data publisher - we've done a lot of things over the years to improve the lives of those affected by alchohol and other drug use.

 Our story

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