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Alcohol & safe drinking

Alcohol is the most commonly used recreational drug in New Zealand. Drinking alcohol can lead to many health and social problems.

Making decisions about alcohol can be difficult. The information in this section aims to take the guesswork out of your drinking.

Written by Health in All Policies Advisor, Community & Public Health, Canterbury DHB. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by Public Health Specialist, Community & Public Health, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed March 2017.


In this section

What is alcohol-related harm?

What is safe drinking?

How can I cut down on drinking?

Alcohol & older people

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Review key: HIAAD-16539