Population and high‐risk approaches both necessary to reduce alcohol harm

Population and high‐risk approaches both necessary to reduce alcohol harm Population and high-risk approaches both necessary to reduce alcohol harm Peter Anderson At the forty-first session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe in 1991, representatives of the then 31 European Member States accepted target 17 of the European Health for All targets,' which states that:^ By the year 2000 the health-damaging consumption of dependence-producing substances should have been significantly reduced in all Member States. The target sub text continues: This target can be achieved if well balanced policies and programmes in regard to the consumption and production of these substances are implemented at all levels and in different sectors to: —reduce alcohol consumption by 25%, with particular attention to reducing harmful use. At the forty-second session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in 1992, representatives of 43 European Member States accepted the European Alcohol Action Plan' and strongly endorsed it as a positive set of guidelines for European Member States to follow."* With the first decision European countries committed themselves through a clearly set target to support European leadership with national action. With the second decision, European countries requested WHO to take on a health leadership role similar to that when they requested http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Addiction Wiley

Population and high‐risk approaches both necessary to reduce alcohol harm

Addiction, Volume 88 (2) – Feb 1, 1993

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1993 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0965-2140
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1360-0443
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10.1111/j.1360-0443.1993.tb00798.x
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Population and high-risk approaches both necessary to reduce alcohol harm Peter Anderson At the forty-first session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe in 1991, representatives of the then 31 European Member States accepted target 17 of the European Health for All targets,' which states that:^ By the year 2000 the health-damaging consumption of dependence-producing substances should have been significantly reduced in all Member States. The target sub text continues: This target can be achieved if well balanced policies and programmes in regard to the consumption and production of these substances are implemented at all levels and in different sectors to: —reduce alcohol consumption by 25%, with particular attention to reducing harmful use. At the forty-second session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in 1992, representatives of 43 European Member States accepted the European Alcohol Action Plan' and strongly endorsed it as a positive set of guidelines for European Member States to follow."* With the first decision European countries committed themselves through a clearly set target to support European leadership with national action. With the second decision, European countries requested WHO to take on a health leadership role similar to that when they requested

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AddictionWiley

Published: Feb 1, 1993

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