Strategies exist to successfully reduce the harms caused by hazardous alcohol use, including HIV, but these have focused on individual-level interventions while neglecting the powerful role of unfettered alcohol availability, low prices and heavy advertising and promotion in low- and middle-income countries.
Long-term and sustainable reductions in hazardous alcohol use require structural interventions free of influence from the alcohol industry and with buy-in from multiple sectors. These structural interventions have potential to yield returns across a range of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are thus a ‘best buy’ for achieving long-term population-level improvements in health and economic well-being.
To learn more, download the technical brief below. And to read our “Evidence brief: Normalising alcohol consumption among youth in Mumbai, India,” as part of the STRIVE Consortium, click here.