The 5+ Solution is a compilation of strategies for which there is substantial evidence that they reduce alcohol harm, without banning or prohibiting alcohol. They align with the consensus of international research experts, and the World Health Organisation. The more components of the 5+ solution that are implemented the more effective they will be, as they work together to change the drinking environment.
We also support other measures to reduce alcohol harm where there is evidence of effectiveness, or reduction in inequality between groups. This solution lies in between unrestricted commercialisation and prohibition, and survey data have shown at least 66% of New Zealanders 15 years of age and older support, or would accept, these policies.
We need your support to raise awareness and demand for policy change, so we can enjoy alcohol with less harm.