Seniors promotion

Use your Drug Info resources to promote awareness of alcohol and prescription drug use to older people

Many libraries are involved in health and wellbeing related events and activities during the NSW Seniors Festival. You can use your Drug Info resources to promote awareness of standard drinks and the Australian Alcohol Guidelines as well as prescription drug use during the Seniors Festival and at other times of the year.

Drug Info website

The Drug and alcohol information for older people page links to online information and sources of help for older people.

Information resources to promote


Use these books from your Drug Info collections in library displays: 

  • Healthy spirit, healthy community: a guide to drugs and alcohol within our community
  • A quick guide to drugs & alcohol, 3rd edition
  • A guide to coping: support for families faced with problematic drug use


The following free pamphlets are available to order or download from the Your Room website:

  • Alcohol: the facts
  • Benzodiazepines: the facts
  • Caffeine and energy drinks: the facts


Download information about the Australian alcohol guidelines

The new Australian alcohol guidelines were released in 2020. 

Read more Download infographics

Ideas for activities

Drug Info activity booklet

Use the Drug Info activity booklet for inspiration. The activity booklet features a range of suggestions for incorporating Drug Info into your library programming, including a section on young people.

Know Your Standards program

Use your Know Your Standards resin kit to run a pouring activity or set up a library display. See the Know Your Standards toolkit for more information.

Library display

Put your resin kit on display:

  • on your library counter
  • in the genealogy room
  • near the newspapers

Run a pouring activity

Select an activity from the Know Your Standards Tool Kit. Use this activity to:

  • give a standard drinks session to library reading groups or other group meeting
  • run a standard drinks demonstration at a library event
  • provide library clients with an opportunity to test their knowledge of standard drinks at a stall 

Outreach and mobile

The Know Your Standards resin kit is portable. Use the handy carry bag to take it out to events such as:

  • picnic days and morning teas
  • health and wellbeing expos
  • film nights and other events

Make a mocktail

Use the Literary Mocktails resources to hold a mocktail making demonstration or class.

Drug facts

Use your Drug Info collection, including the NSW Health Drug Facts booklet collection as inspiration and resources for the following activities during the Seniors Festival:

Promotional material

You can order promotional material items such as Know Your Standards pocketcards, 'The Facts' postcards and seniors promotional cards at any time using our online order form

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media are effective methods of communication. You could use these channels to provide links to useful online resources in order to reinforce the messages and to support people to make informed decisions and choices about drinking and/or drug use. 

Use the following hashtags: 

Sample tweets

Do you know how many standard drinks are in your favourite drink? #knowyourstandards @druginfolibsnsw

Do you know how much wine (beer/scotch/tequila/champagne etc) is in a standard drink? Visit XX Library to find out
#knowyourstandards #nswpubliclibraries

Seniors campaign

Find suggested posts and images you can use to let the seniors in your community know about alcohol and drugs on our seniors social media page.


Let us know about your Seniors Festival event via our online form