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

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Table 1. Tangible social costs of alcohol abuse, 2004/05
Table 2. Intangible social costs of alcohol abuse, 2004/05
Table 3. Total social costs of alcohol abuse, 2004/05
Table 4. Alcohol-attributable deaths, Australia, 2004/05, and estimated potential reductions in deaths
Table 5. Alcohol consumption, litres per population aged 15 and above,
selected OECD member countries
Table 6. Criteria used for effectiveness ratings in Anderson and Baumberg
Table 7. Effectiveness ratings for alcohol pricing and taxation
Table 8. Potential reductions in social costs resulting from increased
alcohol taxation (2004/05 prices)
Table 9. Effectiveness ratings for advertising controls
Table 10. Assumed percentage reductions if countries with no advertising bans implement partial bans
Table 11. Assumed percentage reductions if countries with partial advertising bans implement full bans
Table 12. Implied percentage reductions if countries with no advertising bans implement full bans
Table 13. Reduction in total social costs of alcohol abuse resulting from a move
from no advertising bans to a full ban (2004/05 prices), Australia
Table 14. Reduction in total social costs resulting from a move from no advertising bans to partial bans (2004/05 prices), Australia
Table 15. Reduction in total social costs resulting from a move from partial advertising bans to a full ban (2004/05 prices), Australia
Table 16. Reduction in road accident costs resulting from a move from no advertising bans to a full ban (2004/05 prices), Australia
Table 17. Reduction in road accident costs resulting from a move from no advertising bans to partial bans (2004/05 prices), Australia
Table 18. Reduction in road accident costs resulting from a move from partial advertising bans to a full ban (2004/05 prices), Australia
Table 19. Effectiveness ratings for drink driving countermeasures
Table 20. Reduction in social costs resulting from increased RBT enforcement (2004/05 prices)
Table 21. Reduction in social costs resulting from lowering BAC level to 0.02 (2004/05 prices)
Table 22. Reduction in total social costs resulting from anti-drink-driving initiatives (2004/05 prices)
Table 23. Reduction in total social costs resulting from anti-drink-driving initiatives (2004/05 prices), tangible and intangible
Table 24. Average and marginal costs of three implementation strategies for the Drink-less program (1996 prices)
Table 25. Number of lives potentially saved by brief interventions
Table 26. Estimated reduction in social costs resulting from the implementation of a comprehensive program of brief interventions (2004/05 prices)
Table 27. Potential percentage reductions in per capita alcohol consumption and alcohol-attributable mortality
Table 28. Potential benefits of higher alcohol taxation in terms of reductions in social costs (expressed in 2004/05 prices), based on performance in Norway, United States and Italy
Table 29. Potential benefits of policy interventions in terms of reductions in social costs (expressed in 2004/05 prices)
Table 30. Substance abuse cost estimates and their policy uses

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