The PotHelp website and workbook were developed by the NZ Drug Foundation. The tools are based on established methods to overcome moderate cannabis use disorder with guidance and peer review from New Zealand based addiction treatment experts.
The tools incorporate 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.
Every effort was made to ensure the website complies with the New Zealand Government Web Accessibility Standard. It is planned that closed captioning, which enable the hearing impaired to understand videos, will be added over time.
The NZ Drug Foundation is a charitable entity which aims to reduce harms from drugs like cannabis using evidence based initiatives while advocating for evidence based 'support, don't punish' drug policy 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.