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Education and persuasion strategies fail to address alcohol problems

Thursday 30 January 2014 8:46am

Professor Jennie Connor standing behind alcohol bottles
Professor Jennie Connor.

In an article published today in the Otago Daily Times, Professor Jennie Connor explains that education and persuasian strategies are popular but ineffective ways to address alcohol problems.

"Even some of the programmes that show a modest amount of effect on drinking in the short term, it doesn't last," she says.

"There is no evidence of any sort of education programme that produces a real change in hazardous drinking or harm."

Read this article on the Otago Daily Times website