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Living with Alcohol in the Northern Territory Executive Summary



Living with Alcohol in the Northern Territory Executive Summary

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Tabled Paper 633


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




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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The measures which the NT Government is taking demonstrate that leadership; a leadership grounded in commitment and dedication to reducing the costs of alcohol-related harm to individuals, to families, and to our whole Northern Territory community. PHILOSOPHY 1. The framework is about action for change. It acknowledeges that we cannot go on as we are; 2. It is about people. People use alcohol for the benefits it offers them, and people harm themselves and others when they misuse alcohol. 3. It is about the need for the community to mobilise in a spirit of cooperation and involvement to resolve conflict and to reduce alcohol related harm. It is not a fight, a battle, or a war against an "evil enemy" called alcohol; 4. And, it is about careful planning, research, and evaluation to insure the best returns for the efforts we make and the dollars we invest. 1.0 LIVING WITH ALCOHOL - a comprehensive approach CULTURE CONTROLS CARE The three components of the framework which work together to reduce harm CULTURE education to change our cultural values and our capacity to live with alcohol without harm CARE treatment and rehabilitation to help people directly experiencing alcohol problems' to change their lives HARM REDUCTION living with alcohol CONTROLS regulatory and legislative changes to reflect, reinforce, and contribute to changing cultural values 2

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