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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Eric Poole


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Recommendations That the N.T. Government be requested to -fund: 1. a central assessment/referra1 agency; 2. an alcohol rehabilitation program -For young offenders; 3. an alcohol rehabilitation program in Darwin gaol; 4. a family treatment program available for spouses, partners, and children of non-aboriginal alcohol dependents; 5. an after care program for "graduates" of residential alcohol rehabilitation programs. (iii) RESEARCH Treatment services should be backed up by a competent research unit to ensure the increased relevance and accessibility of research to policy making & planning. In addition, a comprehensive data collection system to monitor alcohol related community problems should be provided by research facilities. The Menzies School of Research and the Drug & Alcohol Bureau fulfils this role. One example of their research influencing governmental policy is the banning of the sale of kava in the Northern Territory. Recommendation 1. That the N.T. Government be requested to continue the funding of research facilities in the Northern Territory. 48

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