Alcohol prevention program
The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc (AHCSA) runs an Alcohol prevention program in South Australia (SA). The program aims to promote strategies that have been proven to reduce the harm associated with the consumption of alcohol. This covers areas such as road accidents, domestic violence, community violence, assaults and injuries, disease and illnesses, and death.
A dedicated project officer works with member services to support, guide and plan alcohol prevention strategies to suit individual SA communities. Activities promoted include:
- establishment of an alcohol working group with membership from AHCSA and Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA), including a focus on primary prevention and strategic policy advice
- working with communities to identify and support the development of a range of activities directed at young people to encourage prevention and early intervention in alcohol-related problems
- supporting Aboriginal organisations to lobby for regulations and agreements to reduce alcohol supply where appropriate
- increasing the capacity of primary health care staff to address a range of alcohol related issues through the provision of training and support, including brief intervention and screening
- exploring and developing intervention strategies to reduce youth binge drinking and violence, including strategic policy advice
- exploring options for involuntary intervention programs to reduce long term alcohol dependence among young people.
Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc
Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Inc.
9 King William Road
PO Box 981
Unley SA 5061
Ph: (08) 8273 7200
Fax: (08) 8273 7299