New report outlines grassroots approach to reducing the impact of problematic methamphetamine use

The New Zealand ‘P’ Pull movement is a community-based initiative with roots in Porirua. Evaluation of New Zealand 'P' Pull outlines how the movement provides responsive and timely community-based access to peer-led addiction support.

The impact of the movement on people involved was positive. The people involved valued the individualised support, provided in safe, non-judgemental environments - through a mix of in-person support at one of eleven ‘walk-ins’ around the country, and online via the NZ ‘P’ Pull Facebook group.
 
The New Zealand ‘P’ Pull movement highlights the potential for community-based initiatives with a predominantly non-health workforce to adequately meet people’s needs associated with problematic methamphetamine use. 

He Ara Oranga identified the need for investment in the addiction sector.

Supporting and growing community-based initiatives and the non-health workforce, as demonstrated by NZ ‘P’ Pull, could play a significant role in achieving system transformation and ensure people’s addiction needs are met earlier and in their own community.