Managing waipiro (alcohol) use during Covid-19

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  • Publication Date:

    16 April 2020

  • Area:

    Addiction
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As a one-off, alcohol usually carries few risks of short- or long-term harm. But Covid-19 is having a wide range of effects on us; it's changing the way we live and respond to the world. In the event of a rahui/ lockdown or other restrictions and high demand of health services, it is possible that alcohol could become a bigger part of how some of us manage how we are feeling. The trap for all of us is overuse: too much alcohol, or too often.

Ashley Koning, Te Pou Programme Lead – Addiction, has created this resource to help manage the risk of harm from alcohol during the era of Covid-19.

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