Alcohol and Older People booklet

Free

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.

View Alcohol and Older People in PDF.

Alcohol and Pregnancy - What you might not know

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

View the Alcohol and Pregnancy - What you might not know pdf.

Alcohol and Your Kids booklet

Free

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.

View the Alcohol and Your Kids booklet pdf.

Alcohol Facts and Effects booklet

Free

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.

View Alcohol Facts and Effects in PDF.

 

DrinkCheck pamphlet

Free

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.

View the Drink Check PDF.

Energy in alcoholic drinks infosheet

Free

An infosheet about alcohol as a source of energy (kilojoules or Calories). It includes a graphic of kilojoules in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and foods. 

View the PDF here.

Long-term effects of drinking alcohol A4 poster

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An A4 poster image of the long-term health effects of drinking alcohol. 

This image can also be downloaded and printed on your printer. View Long-term effects of drinking alcohol in PDF.

 

Short-term effects of drinking alcohol A4 poster

Free

An A4 poster image of the short-term health effects of drinking alcohol. 

This image can also be downloaded and printed on your printer. View Short-term effects of drinking alcohol in PDF.

 

Straight up Guide to Standard Drinks pamphlet

Free

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

View Straight up Guide to Standard Drinks PDF.

What happens when I drink alcohol? A4 Infosheet

Free

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. 

View What happens when I drink alcohol? infosheet in PDF.