Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
DUAILIBI, Sérgio and LARANJEIRA, Ronaldo. Alcohol-related public policies. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2007, vol.41, n.5, pp. 839-848. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102007000500019.
The article is a review of studies on alcohol-related problems and public policies for consumption reduction addressing recent national and international scientific evidences. In this way, literature review was carried out on alcohol-related public policies through searches in MEDLINE, SCiELO and LILACS databases. Policies for alcohol consumption reduction have been implemented in different countries to minimize its effects on people's health and safety but only recently such strategies and interventions have been scientifically evaluated. It is discussed better cost-effectiveness policies for reducing harmful effects and socioeconomic costs associated with alcohol use through the development of strategies favoring changes in behavior and harmful consumption contexts that can be applicable to different communities.
Keywords : Alcohol drinking [prevention & control]; Public policies; Review.