Strategy Reports

Six month Evaluation Report on Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy in QLD

Dr Jason Ferris, Dr Renee Zahnow, Professor Peter Miller and Dr Kerri Coomber •   2017
The QLD Government has decided to abandon the introduction of a 1am lockout for bars and nightclubs in 3am Safe Night Precincts (SNPs). The 1am lockouts were part of the second phase of liquor reforms to be introduced on the 1st of February 2017. Cabinet Ministers voted against the introduction of 1am lockouts after an Read more..

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Alcohol: taking a population perspective

William Gilmore, Tanya Chikritzhs, Tim Stockwell, David Jernigan, Timothy Naimi & Ian Gilmore •   2016
This Perspective will outline the scale of the global alcohol problem, the wide-ranging effects of alcohol and the most effective evidence-based strategies to effect a population-level reduction in harm. We will also highlight how clinicians can be good public health advocates and the available downstream strategies they can implement while we wait for governments to take the necessary action.

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The impact of extended closing times of alcohol outlets on alcohol-related injuries in the nightlife areas of Amsterdam: a controlled before-and-after evaluation

de Goeij M.C., Veldhuizen E.M., Buster M.C. et al. Addiction: 2015, 110(6), p. 955–964. •   2015
Adding just one or two hours to late-night opening times for bars and clubs in two of Amsterdam’s nightlife areas led to a persistent 34% increase in alcohol-related injuries, a trend reflected in both the numbers of accidental injuries and those due to violence.

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Alcohol: No ordinary commodity: Research and public policy, 2nd Edition

T Babor, R Caetano, S Casswell, G Edwards, N Giesbrecht, K Graham, J Grube, L Hill, H Holder, R Homel, M Livingston, E Österberg, J Rehm, R Room, and I Rossow •   2010
This book is a collaborative effort by an international group of addiction scientists to improve the linkages between addiction science and alcohol policy. It presents the accumulated scientific knowledge on alcohol research that has a direct relevance to the development of alcohol policy on local, national, and international levels.

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“Interventions for reducing alcohol supply, alcohol demand and alcohol-related harm: Executive Summary”

P Miller, A Curtis, T Chikritzhs,J Toumbourou. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF) •   2015
This report synthesises existing evidence and knowledge to improve our understanding of good practice in minimising the range of harms associated with alcohol misuse, especially supply and demand reduction strategies. All interventions that aim to reduce the supply of alcohol discussed in this report have received substantial evidence for their effectiveness.

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