Evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm
AbstractThere is a substantial evidence base on the effectiveness of different policiesin reducing the harm done by alcohol. Policies that regulate the economic andphysical availability of alcohol are effective in reducing alcohol-related harm.Enforced legislative measures to reduce drinking and driving andinterventions individually directed to drinkers already at risk are alsoeffective. The evidence shows that information and education programmesdo not reduce alcohol-related harm; nevertheless, they have a role inproviding information, reframing alcohol-related problems and increasingattention to alcohol on the political and public agendas. In all parts of theEuropean Union, population-based interventions represent a highly cost–effective use of resources to reduce alcohol-related harm. Brief interventionsfor individual high-risk drinkers are also cost–effective, but are harder toscale up because of their associated training and manpower needs.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2009). Evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. https://iris.who.int/handle/10665/107269