What are effective strategies for reducing alcohol consumption in Indigenous Australian in the community?
The health of the aboriginal community continues to be poor, with the life expectancy of 20-25 years less than the life expectancy of other Australians. According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, premature death and high morbidity have a significant impact on communities, where individuals and families experience continual loss (Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006). Australian is a high consumer of alcohol with 83% of indigenous Australians aged 14 and over, all consuming alcohol (Tobin1*et al. 2011p.1). Of these, one-in-5 drink at levels causing short term harm, whilst one-in-ten drink at levels risking long- term harm. Drinking at such levels increase the risk of morbidity and mortality, it also has a harmful effect on others, such-as, public safety, domestic violence, workplace productivity, which is costing Australians $15 billion annually (Tobin1*et al. 2011p.1).
A report into the effects of alcohol, commissioned by the National Preventative Taskforce was presented to the Federal Health and Ageing minister in June 2009, outlining recommendations across several key areas to alter the drinking culture in Australia to improve the health of all Australians (Tobin1*et al. 2011p.1).
This written Review protocol/strategy will mainly focus on effective strategies for reducing alcohol consumption in Indigenous Australian Communities ,and the objective of this review will conduct randomized controlled trial (RCT) of community action to measure what strategies can be put in place to reduce alcohol consumption in the indigenous Australian Community (Shake shaft et al. 2014) .
Population: “alcohol’’ consumption in Indigenous Australian communities
The statistic of Indigenous Australians population is made out of 2.6% indigenous people. Hence alcohol consumption in the indigenous Australia Community they