The evidence about the best alcohol policy action areas

The WHO global strategy gives policy options and interventions for action at the national level focusing on ten action areas:

  • Leadership, awareness and commitment
  • Health services’ response
  • Community action
  • Drink-driving policies and countermeasures
  • Availability of alcohol
  • Marketing of alcoholic beverages
  • Pricing policies
  • Reducing the negative consequences of drinking and alcohol intoxication
  • Reducing the public health impact of illicit alcohol and informally produced alcohol
  • Monitoring and surveillance