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Living with Alcohol in the Northern Territory Executive Summary

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Title

Living with Alcohol in the Northern Territory Executive Summary

Other title

Tabled Paper 633

Collection

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

Date

1991-11-13

Description

Tabled by Marshall Perron

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/293619

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/397376

Page content

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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