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SERIES OF ARTICLES 2005 PDF file 1935Kb
Wet day centres in Britain
In drug and alcohol services, it doesn't get more difficult than this – offering street drinkers a place where they can start to reverse years of deterioration, without having first to stop drinking.
STUDY 2005 PDF file 153Kb
Communities can reduce drink-driving deaths
A multi-million dollar attempt to equip US communities to tackle substance misuse only succeeded in reducing alcohol-related traffic deaths when treatment initiatives were supplemented by measures to limit the availability of alcohol.
STUDY 2005 PDF file 108Kb
Feedback to police and licensees helps cut alcohol-related violence and crime
Asking alcohol-related offenders where they last drank enabled police to target licensed premises associated with alcohol-related crime. After a trial showed it was feasible and reduced alcohol-related incidents, the system was implemented across New South Wales.
STUDY 2004 PDF file 167Kb
Police and licensees working together curb violent incidents in Cardiff
A multi-agency project led by police focused on improving the management of licensed premises and modifying violence-generating features of the nighttime city centre. The result was to curb the rise in violence seen elsewhere in Wales.
STUDY 2004 PDF file 159Kb
Safer Bars training could play a role under new UK licensing laws
In Toronto, a staff training programme undertaken by individual bars and nightclubs for the first time demonstrated reductions in violence. In the process, valuable lessons were learnt on how to implement such programmes.
REVIEW 2003 PDF file 1010Kb
Just say, 'No sir'
Tim Stockwell identifies strategies which promote responsible alcohol service in licensed premises and which can improve public health, safety and order. The trick is to create the motivation to implement and sustain them against competitive pressures.
STUDY 2001 PDF file 100Kb
Persistent and credible enforcement needed to prevent widespread alcohol sales to under-18s
The first scientific study in Britain of test purchases of alcohol by underage children implies that persistent, credible and well publicised enforcement will be needed; short-term 'crackdowns' risk being followed by an upsurge in illegal sales.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 104Kb
'Wet shelter' becomes home for street drinkers
After an uncertain start, an experimental project based in London's East End safely housed long-term rough sleepers unwilling to stop drinking, connecting them to medical and other services whilst allowing drinking on the premises.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 115Kb
Brief intervention leaves teenage drinkers less likely to revisit accident and emergency
A brief intervention intended to reducing harmful/risky drinking and tested on teenagers attending a US emergency unit after an alcohol-related incident substantially cut the number of alcohol-related injuries over the next six months.
STUDY 2000 PDF file 220Kb
Community action cuts drink-driving deaths
A major US multi-site trial provides convincing evidence that comprehensive community action featuring more intensive enforcement can more than pay for itself by reducing drink-drive crashes and injuries.
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