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Inaction on alcohol a ‘glaring exception’ from mental health recommendations – expert

12 July 2019 NewsHub - Katie Fitzgerald

Alcohol experts are angered by what they’re calling Government inaction on curbing excessive drinking, even after it was recommended by the mental health and addiction inquiry.

The report on New Zealand’s mental health care recommended a number of sweeping changes, including on the sale and supply of alcohol.

The Government accepted most of the reviews 40 reccomendations, but said “further consideration needed” for the suggestions relating to alcohol sale and the decriminalisation of drugs.

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