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A framework for action on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The aim of the national drug strategy 2010-2015 is to build safe and healthy communities by minimising alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related health, social and economic harms among individuals, families and communities. Part 1 of the national drug strategy 2010-2015 provides background and explains the conceptual framework of the strategy. Part 2 details specific objectives and suggested actions under each pillar. Part 3 discusses the supporting approaches of workforce, evidence, performance monitoring and governance.
National Drug Strategy abstract
In 2009, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) introduced revised guidelines that depart from specifying 'risky' and 'high risk' levels of drinking. The guidelines seek to estimate the overall risk of alcohol-related harm over a lifetime and to reduce the level of risk to one death for every 100 people.
There is no longer any difference in the guidelines based on gender; the guidelines are universal for adults over 18 years (Guidelines 1 and 2). Specific guidance is also provided for children and young people (Guideline 3), and pregnant and breastfeeding women (Guideline 4).
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract