This infographic highlights key insights from four reports produced by Massey University and University of Auckland on the role of alcohol in older people’s lives and patterns of alcohol use in New Zealand.
This report by Massey University and the University of Auckland looked at the initiation of alcohol use, the patterns of alcohol use across the lifespan, and transitions from hazardous to non-hazardous drinking.
The research found two cohorts of women and three cohorts of men...
Massey University and the University of Auckland were funded through HPA’s Research Investments for Priorities in Alcohol (RIPA) to look at the role of alcohol in older people’s lives, patterns of alcohol use, and how the drinking patterns of older New Zealanders compare with other...
In a national survey of older adults, we compared the classification of hazardous versus non-hazardous drinkers based on the AUDIT-C and the Comorbidity Alcohol Risk Evaluation Tool (CARET).
The CARET is an older adult-specific alcohol screen that assesses alcohol-related risks both based on consumption...
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In recent years, there has been a clear shift in the global drug policy debate, particularly on cannabis. This paper aims to enhance understanding of the state of reforms and their potential, as well as offer some general recommendations in an effort to improve public...
This policy paper is the work of a national collaboration of leading experts, researchers and practitioners working in health, education, transport, public health and policy.
Very little is known about the role of alcohol in older people’s lives over the lifespan, patterns of alcohol use over older adulthood, and how the drinking patterns of older New Zealanders compare with patterns in older adults in other countries. Using data from the...
A number of policy initiatives aimed at reform of primary health care financing are currently either being debated nationally, or trialled in different jurisdictions.
Commonwealth Government austerity and an interest from a wide range of stakeholders to mobilise capital from different parts of the...