November 12, 2007
PREMIER John Brumby has correctly identified alcohol as Victoria's most serious social problem and the greatest threat to our young people.
Statistics Mr Brumby describes as alarming confirm this legal drug creates more widespread problems than illicit drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines and heroin.
In an interview with the Herald Sun to mark his first 100 days in office, Mr Brumby reveals he has called for an alcohol action plan for early next year. It's not a moment too soon.
There has been a massive increase in people being treated for alcohol-related problems, and this belated recognition of the scale of the problem is welcome.
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