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National Alcohol Strategy 2000-2003

Ministry of Health, New Zealand Country Resources Substance Abuse Strategies and Plans New Zealand March 2001 Policy document alcohol

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Part one - Introduction

Part two provides a discussion and overview of key alcohol issues. It covers patterns of consumption, types of alcohol-related harm, and groups at risk of harm, as well as high-risk environments and events.

Part three lists the alcohol-related priorities for action, and the desired outcomes for each priority, as specified by the National Drug Policy.

Part four presents a range of strategies for addressing alcohol-related harm. The strategies are grouped into three broad categories – supply control, demand reduction and problem limitation.

Part five emphasises the importance of professional education in effectively addressing alcohol related harm and outlines a range of strategies for workforce development.

Part six outlines a framework for monitoring and measuring progress towards the National Drug
Policy’s alcohol-related outcomes, and presents a number of possibilities for future research.


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