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

Free

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.

Concerned about Someone's Drinking? booklet

Free

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.

View Concerned about Someone's Drinking? in PDF.

Cutting Down booklet

Free

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.

View Cutting Down 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.

Helping with Problem Drinking booklet

Free

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.

View the Helping with Problem Drinking PDF.

Is Your Drinking Okay? booklet

Free

A booklet to help people decide if their drinking is okay and provides tools to help them cut down or stop drinking. It is one of the six booklets in the Alcohol and Your Health series.

View the Is Your Drinking Okay? PDF.

Ki te Ao Mārama - DVD & workbook

Free

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. 

View Ki te Ao Mārama PDF.

Ki te Ao Mārama - DVD only

Free

A DVD only, Ki te Ao Mārama follows the journey of three people through their addiction, treatment and into their life of recovery.

The Ki te Ao Mārama DVD documentary has an accompanying workbook that may be ordered separately here, or as part of a pack here.

Ki te Ao Mārama is for Māori who are needing help to overcome any problems they may have with their alcohol and/or drug use. 

View Ki te Ao Mārama PDF.

Ki te Ao Mārama - Workbook only

Free

This workbook accompanies the Ki te Ao Marama DVD documentary (which follows the journey of three people through their addiction, treatment and into their life of recovery).

The Ki te Ao Marama workbook has an accompanying DVD documentary that may be ordered separately here, or as part of a pack here.

It is for Māori who are needing help to overcome any problems they may have with their alcohol and/or drug use. 

View Ki te Ao Mārama PDF.

Maintaining the Change booklet

Free

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.

View the Maintaining the Change PDF. 

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

Free

A children's book called Ruby's Dad with guidelines for clinicians on how to use Ruby's Dad as part of their work. It is for children aged 6-11 years whose parent or relative has a drinking problem. It is an honest, encouraging story to help children and families talk about alcohol and how it can affect family life.

View Ruby's Dad - for Clinicians PDF.

Smashed n Stoned? programme workbooks

Free

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 alcohol.org.nz/events.

View the Smashed N Stoned Pack PDF.

Stopping Drinking booklet

Free

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.

View Stopping Drinking PDF.