- Alcohol Activities & Services
The Activities & Services section of the website has information about what the HPA is up to.
This is where you can find out what we are working on and how we achieve our goals.
- Campaigns & Communication Work
- Community Action
- Support for Requirements of Sale and Supply
- Policy Advice & Research
- Support for Health Sector Action
- Want to use Standard Drinks Icons or SAY Now toolkit?
- Contact Us
- Alcohol & You
Want to know if your drinking is okay? Or are you considering making some changes to your drinking but want to know more? Do you know exactly how big a standard drink is?
Play the online games in the section to find out. Find out all about your relationship with alcohol here...
- Is Your Drinking Okay?
- How much are you drinking tonight?
- What's in a Standard Drink?
- Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Advice
- Easing up on the drink
- How to Be Safer
- Alcohol and Your Kids
- Body Effects Tool
- Alcohol - the Body & Health Effects
- How to Access Treatment
- The Law & You
- Drinking & Driving
- Legislation & Policy
Check out this section for NZ legislation and local strategies and polices relating to alcohol.
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
- Local Alcohol Policies
- Sale of Liquor Act
- Planning & Resource Management Act
- Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Act
- Alcohol Bans
- Alcohol Strategies & Policies
- Liquor Licences
- Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority Decisions
- Advertising Alcohol
- Signage Resources for Vendors
- Host Responsibility
- Research & Resources
This is the research and resources section. This is where you can find alcohol statistics and researched topics.
HPA has a research blog. Take a look at some of the interesting conversations that are happening here.
- Latest Resources
- Online Resources
- PDFs of Alcohol Resources
- Order Publications, Resources & Signs
- SAY NOW Guidelines and Toolbox
- AlcoholNZ Magazine
- Monthly e-Newsletter
- Library Catalogue
- Research Publications
- Research Blog
- NZ Statistics
How to Access Treatment
‘Treatment’ is a term used to describe help, usually professional, that people get when they are experiencing drinking problems.
Treatment for alcohol problems includes a range of activities including 12 step support groups, counselling services that provide one-hour counselling appointments, or residential programmes where the person stays for a period of several weeks.
There is good evidence that treatment for alcohol problems works!
Different treatment approaches work for different people. A lot of people run into problems with their drinking and are able to make positive changes.
If you are worried about your drinking (or someone else’s) it will probably help to talk to someone outside of your situation. A good starting point is to phone the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797 for free, confidential advice and support. The Helpline will also tell you the services available in your area if you want that information.
If you do not want to talk to the Helpline but are looking for an alcohol or other drug treatment service, you can go to www.addictionshelp.org.nz. This website provides a database of all addiction services and self-help groups available in New Zealand including Māori and Pacific services.
If you have any concerns about your drinking (or any other drug use), it is also a good idea to discuss your concerns with your doctor.
The Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act
The Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act (ADA Act) provides for people who are diagnosed as alcoholics and drug addicts to undergo compulsory treatment under a court order at specially certified institutions.
Click here to find out how the ADA Act works.
As you begin to contemplate change it is often very helpful to hear the stories of others who have gone through what you are going through and have made changes. The following links are to some resources where you will hear some of these stories:ShareThis