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This project was conducted by staff from the National Drug Research Institute and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. The aim of the project was to examine, and prepare a report upon, the association between price-related controls on the availability of alcohol, and levels of consumption and related harm in Central Australia for the period 2000-2010.
The specific objectives of the project were to:
Abstract adapted from the National Drug Research Institute
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This report outlines the findings of a study undertaken by the National Drug Research Institute in collaboration with the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. The study examined the impact of various alcohol control measures on levels of alcohol consumption and related harm in Central Australia for the period 2000-2010. This report includes details on:
The study found that imposing additional alcohol control measures has contributed significantly to the reduction of estimated per capita consumption in Central Australia. The study found that most effective measures have been those which indirectly increased the average price per litre of alcoholic beverages.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract