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Table 4 Intervention and resource allocation preferences of professionals working in the alcohol and other drugs field in Australia (N = 41)

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

Interventions (in order of most often implemented) Proportion of professionals who selected (%) Average amount allocated when selected ($'000)
Training General Practitioners 61.0 17.9
School programs 36.6 10.9
Community programs 33.8 15.3
   Family programs 26.8 9.1
   Integration between programs 34.1 16.8
   Targeting high risk groups 53.7 15.4
   Expand social work services 43.9 21.1
   Availability of self-help materials 4.9 5.0
   Community drug and alcohol counsellors 31.7 14.0
   Broad community development 41.5 25.9
Promote safer drinking 31.7 8.7
   Harm reduction code of practice 46.3 9.3
   Supply reduction code of practice 29.3 8.4
   Training hotel staff 31.7 8.0
   Regional radio 29.3 6.7
   Regional television 26.8 11.9
   Local newspapers 26.8 7.9
Hospital/Emergency Departments 24.4 11.2
   Training Emergency Department staff 43.9 14.4
   Training general hospital staff 24.4 7.7
   Support drug and alcohol specialist clinics 17.1 16.5
   Training ambulance officers 12.2 6.3
Police activity 28.4 15.0
   Enforcement of liquor licensing laws 39.0 19.9
   Random breath testing 34.1 17.4
   More effective sentencing options 12.2 7.7
Pharmacists 14.6 6.0
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