The 5+ Solution
- Dismantle alcohol marketing
- Raise alcohol prices
- Reduce alcohol accessibility
- Increase the purchase age
- Strengthen drink-drive countermeasures
PLUS: Increase treatment opportunities for heavy drinkers
The more components of the 5+ Solution that are implemented the more effective they will be, as they work together to change the drinking environment in which people make their decisions about drinking.
Since 2017, the World Health Organisation has considered increasing excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, bans or comprehensive restrictions on exposure to alcohol advertising, and restrictions on the physical availability of retail alcohol, to be the three “best buys” for interventions to reduce harm from alcohol. They also endorse the enforcement of drink-driving limits, treatment for heavy drinkers, minimum unit pricing, appropriate minimum age of purchase and reduction in density of outlets to reduce harm.
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