Young people are exposed to alcohol on a daily basis. You can take action to reduce the number of times a young person sees alcohol and its promotion - look around your home and the community.
Alcohol in the home
Find the best ways to minimise exposure to alcohol in your home. This could involve making sure alcohol is stored out of sight or deciding as a family/whānau that your home(s) is alcohol-free.
Try to monitor social media use by your children - talk to them about any alcohol advertising they may see on the internet (or TV, etc). For more information on alcohol advertising and promotion in the home, click here.
Seek help if your family/whānau is under stress or pressure. Turning to alcohol for “support” during difficult times is a double-edged sword and can lead to more problems, not less. Consider what coping strategies you are modelling to the young ones around you.
Consider how family events could be alcohol-free and/or model responsible alcohol use. Discuss options and introduce these.
Alcohol in the community
Consider how community events could be alcohol-free and/or model responsible alcohol use. Click here for taking action on alcohol at community/public events.
Be aware of the rules around alcohol advertising in the community. This could include Billboards, signs outside bottle stores, etc. For more information on alcohol advertising and promotion in your community, click here.
OTHER PUBLIC PLACES
Reduce exposure to alcohol in other places where young people spend time - discuss this with those who are responsible and offer to assist them.
You can find strategies to address this in other parts of this website. Click on the following links to take action on alcohol exposure in each of these settings: