Resource publications

Publications can be found below. The search tool can be used to search the publications by keyword or category.

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The Manager's Guide

14 December 2018

A guidance book for managers of premises with alcohol licences. It provides information on the requirements for licensed premises under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and other relevant legislation. 


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)

Helping with Problem Drinking booklet

31 October 2018

A booklet for people who are working with people who are having trouble with their drinking. It outlines how to use the booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series with the people they are working with.

Download (pdf, 262.77 KB)

Cutting Down booklet

31 October 2018

A booklet for people wanting to cut down their drinking.  It has information and practical tools to help. It is one of the six booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series.

Download (pdf, 315.94 KB)

Maintaining the Change booklet

10 October 2018

A booklet for people who have changed the way they are drinking and want to maintain this change.  It contains information and tools to help stay on track or get back on track after a slip or relapse. It is one of the six Alcohol and Your Health series of booklets.

Download (pdf, 158.64 KB)

Helpseekers campaign flyer

1 October 2018

Double-sided Helpseekers campaign flyer.  It advertises the Alcohol Drug Helpline 0800 number and website.

Download (pdf, 331.75 KB)

Smashed n Stoned? programme workbooks

1 October 2018

These are the four workbooks for HPA's Smashed 'n Stoned? programme. Smashed 'n Stoned? is a facilited self-change programme to be run with groups of 13 to 18-year-olds whose alcohol and drug use puts them at risk.

Before ordering or using these workbooks, you need to have completed the programme facilitator training or be a qualified health professional, such as an AOD treatment or generic clinician. For training dates and locations, see the Events page in the website footer or go to

Download (pdf, 3.15 MB)

The Law - on-licensed premises A4 sign

1 October 2018

An A4 signage poster for on-licensed premises.  It reminds customers of the law that intoxicated people will not be served alcohol or allowed on the premises and the ID they need to show to be served alcohol if they look under 25. It also lets them know that food, low and non alcohol drinks and free water are available.

Download (pdf, 227.59 KB)

Alcohol and Older People booklet

30 September 2018

A booklet for older people and their families, friends and carers. It is also for anyone interested in finding out more about alcohol and ageing.

It has information about:

  • how our bodies become less able to cope with alcohol as we age
  • how alcohol affects certain medicines and health conditions
  • how much alcohol is too much when you’re older
  • what older people can do if they think they have a drinking problem.
  • what family/whānau can do.
Download (pdf, 836.66 KB)

Concerned about Someone's Drinking? booklet

30 September 2018

A booklet for people who are concerned about someone else's drinking and provides ideas about how to help others. It is one of the six booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series.

Download (pdf, 210.65 KB)

Guidelines for CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) for licensed premises

25 September 2018

The Guidelines for CPTED - Crime Prevention through Environmental Design for licensed premises book (40 pages) provides guidance information for regulatory agencies, licencees, safety planners, security providers and others who have a role in establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment in licensed premises. 

Download (pdf, 1.14 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)

Host responsibility: guidelines for licensed premises

12 September 2018

This is a booklet for bars, taverns, restaurants, cafes and clubs. It provides guidance on strategies and tools to assist staff in licensed premises meet host responsibility requirements under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. A sample host responsibility policy is included.


Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events

10 September 2018

The Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events book provides best-practice models and other guidance information. It is for individuals and agencies involved with ensuring that alcohol consumption at large events is managed legally and effectively.

Download (pdf, 941.26 KB)

Intoxication Assessment Tool Poster

10 September 2018

A4 poster for use by the hospitality industry, licensed premises - bars and clubs, and police use. 

Download (pdf, 238.07 KB)