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Intense licensing policies help to curb alcohol-related harm.


Drug and Alcohol Findings

Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

For the first time, a study in England has shown that the more strongly a local government area regulates the licensing of alcohol outlets, the greater the reduction in alcohol-related harm within the population, as reflected in the number of hospital admissions. Key points from summary and commentary: â?¢ Local authorities can seek to mitigate the negative impact of alcohol on public health through alcohol licensing policy. â?¢ The current study evaluated whether the intensity with which local areas enforced licensing, including whether or not they used cumulative impact zones, had an impact on alcohol-related hospital admissions. â?¢ During the period 2009â?"2015 greater reductions in alcohol-related admissions were observed in areas with more intense alcohol licensing policies, suggesting these policies really can help curb alcohol-related harm.



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Suggested citation:

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2016) Intense licensing policies help to curb alcohol-related harm. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 19th June 2019].


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