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Friday, October 19, 2007

Plan for Action on Alcohol Problems: Update
Scottish Addiction Studies On-line Library.
19 Oct 2007

This updated plan builds on progress made since the original Plan for Action on Alcohol Problems was published in 2002. It sets out a programme for the next three years to change drinking cultures and reduce alcohol-related harm through government action, partnership working, and encouraging individuals to take personal responsibility. It will be supported by a detailed delivery plan which will enable Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Ministerial Advisory Committee on Alcohol Problems (SMACAP) to monitor progress and ensure delivery of each of the high level actions.

The update retains the broad structure of the original plan but does not include specific actions under the heading of culture change. This reflects the belief that real culture change requires integrated and sustained action across all pillars of the plan; protection and controls, prevention and education and the provision of services.

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