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. In 2010 in New Zealand, 73% of the total volume of absolute alcohol was consumed in private homes (own home, other's 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.