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Table 2 List of selected interventions to which professionals could allocate a $100,000 budget

From: An empirical approach to selecting community-based alcohol interventions: combining research evidence, rural community views and professional opinion

   School-based programs
Promote safer drinking
   Development of voluntary or mandatory codes of practice for hotels (eg. use of high impact plastic glasses, limiting the number of patrons present at any one time, making food and water available for free, free soft-drinks for designated drivers, banning promotions that encourage binge drinking, staggering closing times for different hotels, refusing entry after a set time, limiting take-away)
   Expanded training programs for hotel staff (eg. responsible service of alcohol, how to avoid serving alcohol to intoxicated persons)
   Media advocacy (regional television and radio, and local newspapers)
Community programs
   Family-based interventions
   Better integration between programs aimed at reducing alcohol harm and broader community programs, such as employment and education programs
   Greater targeting of high-risk groups or environments (eg. Indigenous Australians, workplaces, youth and geographical areas)
   Expansion of social work/community health roles to more effectively co-ordinate a range of services (eg. employment services, family support, financial advice, school counsellors) and improve their level of tailoring to the particular circumstances of individuals and families
   Provision of self-help material and advice in the mail
   Community drug and alcohol counsellors
   Contributing resources to broader community development programs involving arts/culture and sporting/recreational events
Police activity
   Promoting greater enforcement of existing liquor licensing laws by police (eg. underage drinking; not serving intoxicated patrons)
   More effective random breath testing
   More effective sentencing options for magistrates (eg. ignition locks and incarceration diversion programs)
Training General Practitioners
   General practitioners
Hospital/Emergency Departments
   Emergency Department (ED) staff
   Hospital staff (other than EDs)
   Supporting/establishing D&A clinics and residential rehabilitation
   Ambulance officers
   Community pharmacists