Drinking becomes a problem when it causes problems or harm for you or those around you.
If you are worried about your own drinking, or about the drinking of someone you care about go to www.alcohol.org.nz or phone the Alcohol Drug Helpline - 0800 787 797
Alcohol is as an important health issue for our community. Alcohol related harm causes ill health, injury and social problems, and costs the health sector significant money, time and resources. For more information about reducing alcohol related harm in Canterbury visit the Healthy Christchurch website.