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ALCOHOL
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– VICTORIA

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Introduction: Welcome to AODstats, the Victorian alcohol and drug interactive statistics and mapping webpage.
AODstats provides information on the harms related to alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug use in Victoria.

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A Guide for Local Government

Introduction:
The purpose of this guide is to support local governments across the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) area to reduce the harm from alcohol consumption at a local level. The harm that result from alcohol consumption can go beyond alcohol related diseases to a range of social, economic and environmental impacts on the community. This includes alcohol related assaults, injuries, property damage and other forms of anti-social or illegal behaviour. Local governments are becoming more directly involved in managing alcohol related issues and are ideally placed to facilitate a coordinated response in preventing the harm from alcohol consumption.

This guide provides a practical overview on the:

  • harm that individuals and communities can experience from alcohol consumption
  • role of local government in reducing these harm
  • steps required to plan, implement and evaluate harm reduction strategies

strategies that have been shown to reduce harm.

  • The guide applies key health promotion principles to:
  • ensure all public policies, not just health policies, contribute in some way to improving people’s health
  • create social and physical environments that encourage and support health and wellbeing
  • develop people’s personal skills and knowledge about their own health and wellbeing
  • strengthen communities to support health and wellbeing improvement
  • ensure services are effective, efficient and accessible to all and have a stronger role in preventing illness and disease2 .


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  • Victoria
  • Dalgarno Central
    (Coalition of Alcohol & Drug Educators)

    Phone: 1300 975 002
    Fax: 1300 952 551
    Address
    : PO Box 7005
    Dandenong, Vic, 3175


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    Mobile: 1300 975 002