9. Alcohol in the home

In New Zealand, 75% of all alcohol is purchased from off-licensed premises and consumed elsewhere, often in private settings/homes.

Unlike drinking in supervised environments (bars, nightclubs, restaurants, etc), drinking in and around the home is relatively unrestricted and uncontrolled. The home environment also has a significant influence on young peoples’ experiences and exposure to alcohol.

Ensuring our homes provide the safest possible drinking environment can significantly reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm.