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Alcohol Harm Reduction - Government
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INTERNATIONAL AIM Summary of International responsible drinking guidelines (2016)
  AIM Worldwide Drink Drive BAC limits (2013)
  AIM - International legal drinking ages (2013)
  Minimum alcohol price law unveiled in Wales (Nov 2017)
  Ireland Alcohol Bill amendments (Nov 2017)
  UK Government rules out restrictions on alcohol promotion (Nov 2017)
  Controversy over process to set UK low risk guidelines (Nov 2017)
  France Health Strategy (Oct 2017)
  New Alcohol Act submitted to Parliament in Finland (Oct 2017)
  France modified guidelines (May 2017)
  Labelling of alcoholic beverages – EU Commission report (May 2017)
  Belgium government draft legislation (Apr 2017)
  France review of drinking guidelines (Mar 2017)
  Belgium: Stricter guidelines for alcohol (Dec 2016)

Irish government plans to introduce health information on alcohol labels (June 2015)

  EU court issues opinion on minimum alcohol price (Sep 2015)
  Resolution for EU strategy adopted (2014)
  Lords report calls for stronger EU strategy to address alcohol harms (Apr 2014)

EU Alcohol Strategy update (Apr 2014)


Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RARHA) commences (Apr 2014)

  European Monitoring Centre for drugs and drug addiction
  Agreement reached on new EU health programme (Dec 2013)
  Reduced alcohol wines -  change needed to EU Common Agricultural Policy
UK Cabinet prioritises Alcohol Bill in Ireland (Oct 2017)
  The short term impact of the Alcohol Act on alcohol-related deaths and hospital admissions in Scotland (Oct 2017)
  Review into the impact of drug or alcohol addiction in Britain on employment outcomes (Dec 2016)
  Major review of evidence on alcohol policy and harm reduction (Dec 2016)
  Working together to reduce harm: Delivery plan 2016 for Wales (Jan 2016)
  ‘Sobriety tag’ pilot scheme to be extended nationwide in UK (Sep 2015)
  Better Health For London: Next Steps (Mar 2015)
  DCLG report on ‘Alcohol Fund’ project to tackle binge and underage drinking (Mar 2015)
  £50m to tackle substance abuse in Wales in 2015-16 (Mar 2015)
  All schools should have to provide PSHE and SRE, UK select committee finds (Feb 2015)
  Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy: fourth annual report (Jan 2015)
  Local partnerships key to falling alcohol-related crime
  BII welcomes government announcement on Personal Licences (Apr 2014)
  Westminster Policy Forum on Alcohol Policy (Apr 2014)

Local alcohol action areas announced in the UK   (Apr 2014)

  The introduction of 24-hour drinking in the UK has not increased street violence (Jan 2014)
  UK government, Alcohol strategy consultation
  UK legislation to tackle alcohol fraud (Dec 2013)
  Introduction of late-night drinking levy (Oct 2013)
  UK government policies to reduce alcohol related harm (Oct 2013)
  Update of the UK government’s alcohol policy (Oct 2013)
  Voluntary agreements between government and business - a scoping review of the literature with specific reference to the Public Health Responsibility Deal (Aug 2013)
  UK government response to the alcohol strategy consultation (Aug 2013)
  Responsibility Deal evaluation begins (Aug 2013)
  UK Public Health priorities 2013/14 (June 2013)
  A call for new duty band in the UK for lower alcohol products (June 2013)
  Government Response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee Report of Session 2012-13: Government’s Alcohol Strategy (Sep 2012)
  UK Alcohol Strategy published (March 2012)
  House of Commons report on UK alcohol guidelines released (Mar 2012)
  Alcohol Guidelines (Dec 2011)
  The Public Health Responsibility Deal (March 2011)
  Consultation on options for improving information on the labels of alcoholic drinks to support consumers to make healthier choices in the UK (Feb 2010)
  Rebalancing the licensing act consultation - 2010
  UK Alcohol improvement programme - Alcohol Learning Centre (updated March 2011)
  Home Office website (Alcohol Licensing/ Drinking Banning orders/ Alcohol pricing)
  Alcohol advice - Adult advice, Alcohol and pregnancy, Alcohol and Young people April 2009
  Selling Alcohol Responsibly
  Safe Sensible Social - Alcohol Strategy 2007
Northern Ireland
New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs 2011-2016 (2011)
  Strategy for reducing alcohol related harm (2006)
National Substance Misuse Strategy 2009 - 2016
  Limits on safe drinking reduced in the Republic of Ireland (Sep 2012)
Working together to reduce Harm - Substance misuse strategy for Wales (2008-2018)
Scotland Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy - Alcohol Sales Update(Oct 2013)
  Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy - 2nd Annual Report
  Changing Scotland's relationship with Alcohol: A framework for action (2009)
  Partnership Agreement: Scottish Executive and the Alcohol Industry (2007)
  Scotland’s Licensing Act evaluation (Aug 2013)
  The impact of the Alcohol Act on off-trade alcohol sales in Scotland (Aug 2013)
National strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm (Jan 2013)
Germany´s National Strategy for Drug and Addiction Policy
Iceland announce new alcohol policy (Apr 2014)

New Zealand
New Zealand Alcohol Law passed
  New Zealand National Drug Policy 2015 to 2020
Australia: ACT government proposes major liquor law overhaul (Apr 2017)

Moves in Western Australia to address excessive drinking and crack down on drink driving


Australia’s National Alcohol and Drug Workforce Development Strategy (Sep 2015)

  Queensland Parliament: Lockout laws to be passed
  Development of the National Alcohol Strategy 2016-2021 in Australia
  New secondary supply laws in two Australian territories
  Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013
  Australia - The National Drug Strategy 2010–2015 - A framework for action on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
National Framework for Action to reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs and substances in Canada
  Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in Canada: Recommendations for a National Alcohol Strategy April 2007
  New Canadian Low Risk Guidelines agreed (May 2011)
US Dietary Guidelines (2010)
  Indiana launches new Lifeline Law public awareness campaign (Sep 2014)
  US federal spending bill boosts ongoing drink drive campaign (June 2013)
  National Prevention Strategy (June 2011)
  Alcohol Policy Information System
Rest of world National Alcohol Policy in Ghana (May 2017)
  Trinidad and Tobago government develop an alcohol policy
  Jamaica Alcohol Policy
  National alcohol policy, Seychelles
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