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Alcohol policy and assemblages of intervention: Managing alcohol in Indigenous communities

M Langton, K Smith, R Chenhall

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association | Published : 2015

Abstract

Alcohol management plans are used as a central device in government policies for reducing alcohol-related harms among Indigenous Australians, particularly in remote locations. AMPs have been viewed as a viable way of creating a new and effective means to combat a range of alcohol problems through the use of local community control over alcohol availability and management of alcohol-related problems. However, there are many challenges in developing and implementing AMPs in Australia. This paper discusses some of the more critical factors impacting on AMP effectiveness through addressing the complex contextual environments of AMPs, exploring their weaknesses and strengths in specific settings...

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