- Alcohol Activities & Services
This section is where you can find out about HPA's alcohol-related work and how to contact us.
Further information about HPA and its wider work on other topics can be found on our main website – www.hpa.org.nz
- Campaigns & communication work
- Community Action
- Policy advice and research
- Support for alcohol legislation requirements
- Support for low-risk drinking environments
- Support for health sector action
- 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?
- What's in a standard drink?
- Low-risk alcohol drinking advice
- Easing up on the drink
- How to be safer
- Alcohol & your kids
- Body effects tool
- Alcohol - the body & health effects
- How to access treatment
- The law and you
- Drinking and 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
- Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Act
- Alcohol strategies and policies
- Liquor licences
- Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority decisions
- Advertising alcohol
- Signage and 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
- PDFs of Alcohol Resources
- SAY NOW guidelines and toolbox
- AlcoholNZ magazine
- Ease up monthly e-newsletter
- Library catalogue
- Research publications
- NZ statistics
- Useful websites
Contact your local Community Alcohol and Drug Service:
District health board (DHB) community alcohol and drug services (CADS) will provide free support for people with serious alcohol or other drug problems and/or their family members to seek compulsory treatment under the ADA Act or other treatment options where appropriate. Local contacts can be found under the Hospitals and other health service providers section in the White Pages.
Contact the free Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797 (or http://www.adanz.org.nz/Services/Home).
The ADA Act can be viewed or downloaded at
Broadstock, M., Brinson, D., & Weston, A. (2008). The effectiveness of compulsory, residential treatment of chronic alcohol or drug addiction in non-offenders: a systematic review of the literature. Christchurch: Health Services Assessment Collaboration (HSAC), University of Canterbury. From http://www.hsci.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/A&D_Act.pdf.
CADS. (2009). ADA Act committal: The Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Act 1996. Auckland: Waitemata District Health Board.
Webb, M. B. (2001). Addiction and the law : a case-study of the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act : a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Laws in the University of Canterbury. University of Canterbury. From http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/2567