3. Be a positive role model

Be a positive role model (in your family or community). Examples include:

  1.  enjoying yourself without alcohol
  2.  modelling how to refuse a drink/avoid pressure to drink
  3.  if/when drinking yourself just have one or stay within the low risk drinking guidelines
  4.  if you are driving or responsible for looking after children, don’t drink.
  5.  if you are concerned about your drinking seek help from your GP or other health professional. This will model help-seeking behaviour.
  6.  if you are concerned about someone else’s drinking in your family/whanau be supportive, and enable them to seek help.