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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DrinkCheck pamphlet

12 May 2016

A popular pamplet that includes:

  • the Drinkcheck questionnaire (WHO's AUDIT tool) to test drinking levels, with information on how to understand the results
  • HPA's low-risk alcohol drinking advice
  • information about standard drinks.
Download (pdf, 449.82 KB)

Ki te Ao Mārama - DVD & workbook

12 May 2016

A DVD (which follows the journey of three people through their addiction, treatment and into their life of recovery) and an accompanying workbook. It is for Māori who are needing help to overcome any problems they may have with their alcohol and/or drug use. 

Download (pdf, 1.74 MB)

Guidelines for Managing Alcohol at Large Events

12 May 2016

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, 940.86 KB)

Straight up Guide to Standard Drinks pamphlet

30 April 2016

A pamphlet that explains what a standard drink is and shows how many standard drinks are in a range of types of alcoholic drinks.  

Download (pdf, 438.42 KB)

Concerned about Someone's Drinking? booklet

27 April 2016

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, 205.2 KB)

Smashed n Stoned? programme workbooks

20 April 2016

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, 3.14 MB)

Helping with Problem Drinking booklet

29 March 2016

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, 247.54 KB)

Alcohol and Older People booklet

22 March 2016

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, 783.09 KB)

Stopping Drinking booklet

14 March 2016

A booklet to help people who have decided to stop drinking or are worried about their drinking and are looking for support to stop. It is one of the six booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series.

Download (pdf, 188.61 KB)

Cutting Down booklet

4 March 2016

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, 311.8 KB)

Alcohol Facts and Effects booklet

1 March 2016

This booklet outlines what alcohol is and what it does to the body, explains standard drinks, social harms caused by alcohol and benefits attributed to alcohol.

Download (pdf, 776.65 KB)

Maintaining the Change booklet

22 December 2015

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, 148.98 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)

Had enough? - DVD & workbook

30 November 2015

A DVD (which follows the journey of four people through their addiction, treatment and into their life of recovery) and an accompanying workbook. It is for people needing help to start to overcome any problems they may have with their drinking and/or drug use. 

Download (pdf, 288.77 KB)

Drinking and Your Baby pamphlet

27 November 2015

A pamphlet with advice about not drinking during pregnancy. It is in both English and Māori.

Download (pdf, 102.97 KB)