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Best practice in estimating the costs of alcohol – Recommendations for future studies

This report aims to summarize best practice in estimating the attributable and avoidable costs of alcohol, and to make recommendations for making such estimates in future studies.

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The European Commission’s Communication on alcohol and the WHO framework for alcohol policy – Analysis to guide development of national alcohol action plans

This public health analysis examines the supporting documentation for the formulation and implementation of the European Commission’s 2006 Communication on a strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm and the framework for alcohol policy in the WHO European Region.

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Prevention of acute drug-related mortality in prison populations during the immediate post-release period.


This report identifies the main areas that need to be improved to decrease the risk of overdose death. Linking prison health and public health systems closely is essential to mitigating the risk. Recommendations cover preventive responses across all levels of the justice system.

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