The avoidable costs of alcohol abuse in Australia and the potential benefits of effective policies to reduce the social costs of alcohol
We would like to express our gratitude to the following people who assisted us in this research project in various ways:
We would also like to thank various people who are working, or have worked, in the drugs strategy area of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and who have helped us in the course of this project:
We should particularly like to thank Professor Jürgen Rehm of, inter alia, the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, for permission to use some of the data developed by his research group in our calculations of the Arcadian Normal. In our work we have drawn substantially upon the Health Canada avoidable cost guidelines and would like to acknowledge the valuable role of our co-authors of these guidelines:
We are greatly indebted to all who assisted us. If errors and omissions remain, despite all the information and assistance provided, they are entirely our responsibility.