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Key stakeholder perspectives of drink restrictions in Newcastle, Australia

Curtis, Ashlee, Miller, Peter, Palmer, Darren, Warren, Ian, McFarlane, Emma and Hudson, Kate 2016, Key stakeholder perspectives of drink restrictions in Newcastle, Australia, Addiction research and theory, In Press, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1080/16066359.2016.1237632.

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Title Key stakeholder perspectives of drink restrictions in Newcastle, Australia
Author(s) Curtis, Ashlee
Miller, Peter
Palmer, Darren
Warren, Ian
McFarlane, Emma
Hudson, Kate
Journal name Addiction research and theory
Season In Press
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-11-07
ISSN 1606-6359
Keyword(s) intervention
nighttime economy
alcohol-related harm
drink restrictions
stakeholder interviews
Summary Background: The problems associated with alcohol consumption in or around licensed premises in the nighttime economy are extensive. One intervention designed to address these problems is drink restrictions. The aim of the current study is to gain different key stakeholder perspectives on drink restriction interventions, including their ability to reduce alcohol-related harms. Method: This study involves an analysis of key stakeholder perspectives on the introduction of drink restrictions. Interviews were conducted with 23 key stakeholders, including venue licencees, security, and police from Newcastle, Australia. Drink restrictions, including limits on shots and umber of drinks, were part of a mandatory set of interventions, which were implemented as a result of legislative change in New South Wales. As such, key stakeholders were able to provide insight into the implementation and practicality of the restrictions. All interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis.Results: Overall, key stakeholders were mixed in their support for drink restrictions, particularly because of the issues associated with customer preloading and practicality of enforcement. Stakeholders remained unconvinced of the impact of the restrictions on reducing harm. Conclusions: Key stakeholders believe that drink restrictions would almost certainly be more likely to reduce alcohol-related harm in the nighttime economy as part of a larger intervention. However, it is unclear how much impact they have as a standalone harm reduction measure.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/16066359.2016.1237632
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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