National Drug Strategy
National Drug Strategy

The avoidable costs of alcohol abuse in Australia and the potential benefits of effective policies to reduce the social costs of alcohol

9.3 Time periods over which policy benefits accrue

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Some benefits of alcohol interventions accrue quickly but other significant benefits, particularly in relation to health, may be subject to substantial lags. Without identification of these lags, it is not possible to undertake cost-benefit analysis of the interventions.

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