“E raka te maui e raka te katau" "A community can use all the skills of its people”
You can do a lot to support and encourage low-risk drinking among your friends and family.
As opportunities arise, guide people in your life to relevant information on alcohol and to the low-risk drinking guidelines.
If you have a group or network that you belong to, work together to raise awareness in your community about alcohol and share relevant information and links to low-risk drinking guidelines or other tools.
See Mobilising Others for more information and support
If you have any concerns about the alcohol use of people in your life, assist them or their family to get professional help.
Help can be reached at your GP/local medical centre, school counsellor or local Community Alcohol and Drug Service.
Alcohol and Drug Helpline is a useful starting point for anyone who has concerns about their own or others drinking. They will be able to support you towards the best course of action and local services including youth services - 0800 787 797.
Taking action on environmental factors will support low-risk drinking. For example, you could foster and mobilise others to: