In Scotland, the latest attempt to change our nation's chronic misuse of alcohol is doomed to failure, because it is being led by the police, who are not health workers, and the alcohol industry, who really have no interest in public health over private profit. The police are wasting their time and our taxes by leading this particular health campaign, which aims to restrict access to alcohol to adults, up to 21 or even 25. This approach cannot be sustained for more than a few weekend hours, for a few weeks at a time, without blowing their entire police budget.
Cruickshank, M. (2008), "Alcohol policies cannot be reformed by ‘partnerships’ of the great, the good and the well meaning", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 30-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/17459265200800033Download as .RIS
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