Alcohol - The Risks
Risky drinking is a significant problem in Hawke’s Bay. One in every four adults drinks too much – this means they are likely to be harming their own health or causing harm to others through their drinking.
View the video above to hear from some of our people on what they see and experience, and the impact it has on our communities.
To reduce the risk to your health, you should limit how much alcohol you drink. The recommended limits depend on your age, gender and other factors.
How much alcohol is too much?
The recommended limits depend on your age, gender and other factors.
What is a standard drink?
Because drinks have different amounts of alcohol in them, the number of standard drinks in each bottle, can or cask with be different. The diagram below shows the number of standard drinks in popular drinks containing alcohol.
Advice for women who could be pregnant, are pregnant or trying to get pregnant - STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL.
There is no known safe level of alcohol use at any stage of pregnancy. Want to know more? Read these Frequently Asked Questions
Need support? Contact the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797 or free text 234