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Alcohol and Your Kids booklet

2 November 2018

A booklet for parents and caregivers with helpful information and advice about alcohol and teenagers. It includes:

  • tips about delaying their teens drinking as long as possible
  • information about being a good role model and building and maintaining a good relationships with teens
  • what the law says
  • what to do when things go wrong.

The information in this booklet can be found online - here.

Download (pdf, 2.01 MB)

Alcohol and pregnancy pamphlet

12 September 2018

This is a new pamphlet for women and their families. It has information on why it's important not to drink while pregnant, the risks of drinking, and harms to a baby, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). It also has information about breastfeeding.

Download (pdf, 258.49 KB)

Alcohol-free pregnancy key messages infosheet

3 May 2018

An infosheet with key national messages about alcohol-free pregnancy and harms to a baby from drinking alcohol. Use the information in this infosheet to review and inform consistent messaging about alcohol-free pregnancies on websites, in printed resources and in other communications. 

Only available to download.

Download (pdf, 116.18 KB)

Short-term effects of drinking alcohol poster

1 February 2018

A poster image of the short-term health effects of drinking alcohol. This image can also be downloaded and printed on your printer. A4 posters can also be ordered.


Download (pdf, 86.86 KB)

What happens when I drink alcohol? infosheet

1 February 2018

An infosheet explaining what happens in the body when a person drinks alcohol. It covers how alcohol gets into the blood and what happens next in different parts of the body and in an unborn baby. 

Download (pdf, 141.82 KB)

Good Vibes - alcohol-free events guide

3 November 2017

The Good Vibes Guide provides useful ideas for anyone wanting to organise a successful alcohol-free event for young people, such as school balls, music or sports events, and family gatherings. This short book resource (16 pages) was developed with ZEAL.

It is available below as an online print-friendly version.  A digital version can be found here and ZEAL's Good Vibes videos here

Download (pdf, 906.87 KB)

Bewildered - DVD & workbook

20 December 2015

A DVD (with stories from parents whose teenagers are experiencing problems with alcohol and/or drugs) and an accompanying workbook. It is for parents/caregivers of teenagers that have problematic alcohol and/or other drug use and associated behaviours. It focuses on the stories and the process of change of parents and young people.

Download (pdf, 7.8 MB)

Ruby's Dad children's book with guidelines for parents

20 August 2014

A children's book called Ruby's Dad with guidelines for parents on how to use this book with their child. It is a book for children aged 6-11 years whose parent or relative has a drinking problem.

The storyline is that Ruby's Dad begins to drink too much and things change in Ruby's family. After some difficult times, Dad gets the help he needs to stop drinking.

Download (pdf, 2.71 MB)

M.A.P resource for young people

13 August 2014

The M.A.P (My Aspirations & Potential) resource is a fold out A3 worksheet. It is a visual goal setting tool that can help young people to map out their skills, social connections, hopes, and aspirations. It also helps to identify how alcohol use may be impacting on these goals and be used as a trigger for making changes.

It can be used by individuals and with groups. This resource may be a useful tool for students working on the NCEA Health Education Achievement Standard 1.1 'Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well-being'.

Download (pdf, 4.91 MB)