PUBLIC HEALTH

Alcohol and other Drugs

Northland DHB’s Public Health Service carries out a range of regulatory and health promotion activities aiming to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm in the community. These include;

  • Public Health regulatory activity related to alcohol and other drugs
  • Involvement with policy development with council and other enforcement partners
  • Submissions and advocacy to central and local government on alcohol and drug  issues
  • Encouraging community action to reduce alcohol and other drug-related harm
  • Promoting community awareness and knowledge about alcohol and other drug-related harm
  • Facilitating work-force development initiatives

In conjunction with other agencies (including the Police, Fire, District Licensing Agency and District Councils) the Public Health Service works to reduce the health risks that might arise from the use of alcohol and other drugs.  Promotional activities are conducted across the Northland Region (Kaipara, Whangarei and the Far North).  Licensing activities are also carried out in the Kaipara area.

Current initiatives:

  • Ease up on the drink
  • Whanau Pack - Tools for families and parents with teenagers
  • Alcohol Drug Helpline referral pathways
  • ED alcohol data collection
  • Far North Alcohol Team
  • Whangarei Alcohol Monitoring Group
  • Kaipara Alcohol Monitoring Group
  • Alcohol and Pregnancy - FASD
  • Northland Regional FASD Network
  • Northland Alcohol harm reduction strategy 

Information and resources

 

Need help now?

 To talk to someone about your or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or for contacts of your local counsellor or treatment provider, phone the free and confidential

Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. FREE from a mobile or landline
or visit www.addictionshelp.org.nz

In an Emergency dial 111