Alcohol (Overview): National and local strategies

  • The first national alcohol harm reduction strategy was published in 2004
  • 2010 - Responsibility Deal – ‘partnership’ with alcohol suppliers
  • London Health Improvement Board/GLA priority
  • Lewisham Alcohol Strategy 2009/12 aims to reduce alcohol related harm in Lewisham so that residents do not suffer the consequences of their own or others’ alcohol misuse. Objectives: to improve targeted education and communication; to increase rapid identification and treatment of alcohol problems wherever people present; to improve co-ordination and enforcement of existing powers against alcohol related crime and disorder; to encourage licensed premises to promote responsible drinking and to take a role in reducing alcohol related harm; to improve the recording, collating, analysing and monitoring alcohol related data, including an annual alcohol needs assessment






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