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[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Alcohol-related injuries up by a third when Amsterdam bars open later. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (16 May 2016)

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Adding just one or two hours to late-night opening times for bars and clubs in two of Amsterdam’s nightlife areas led to a persistent 34% increase in alcohol-related injuries, a trend reflected in both the numbers of accidental injuries and those due to violence.

Key points from summary and commentary
• Venue closing times were extended in two nightlife areas of Amsterdam in a bid to enhance the appeal to tourists and visitors.
• This had a substantial impact on the number of alcohol-related injuries attended to by paramedics, with a 34% increase observed after the policy had been implemented.
• This finding emphasises the need for public health to be a key consideration of nightlife and alcohol policy


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, Crime prevention
Source:Drug and Alcohol Findings
Date:May 2016
Number:16 May 2016
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Public intoxication
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol intoxication
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
VA Geographic area > Europe > Netherlands

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