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Alcohol: preventing harmful alcohol use in the community

NICE quality standard 83

This quality standard covers a range of approaches at a population level to prevent harmful alcohol use in the community by children, young people and adults. These statements are particularly relevant to trading standards, other local authority teams, the police, and schools and colleges. This quality standard does not cover screening and brief interventions, which are covered by NICE's quality standard on alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use. For more information see the topic overview.

NICE quality standards focus on aspects of health and social care that are commissioned at a local level. Areas of national policy, such as minimum unit price, legislative changes and marketing of alcohol, are therefore not covered by this quality standard.