The Impact Of Alcohol And Drug Management

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This portfolio contains three parts of discussions which relates to the modern contemporary event industries. The first part of the discussion is on alcohol and drug management. According to New Zealand Police (2014), alcohol permitted events are associated with violence in a such environment where it is non-restrictive, a large groups of young males and crowding. Also, added that university sports fan students are mostly found to be drinking more alcohols and getting involved in binge drinking. Due to the high risk of alcohol and drug problems, Balden, Kennell, Abson and Wilde (2012) stated that it is important to manage and control them in order to maintain safe and comfortable atmosphere of the event. This part will examine current issues …show more content…
Allen, Bowdin, O’Toole, McDonnell and Rob (2012) stated that procedures of alcohol and drug risk management can spread through every particular aspect of events such as limitation to ticket sales, hotels closing early and increasing securities around the event areas. Further, they mentioned that many contemporary events like parties have high risks of involving drug use. These both are negative impacts rather than positive impacts. The negative impacts of alcohol permitted events are getting involved in violence, arrested and disrupting civils; and for the drug, it can cause treating problems for emergency and first-aid services. Furthermore, as mentioned by Harris, Edwards and Homel (2014), alcohol and drug management amongst attendees are one of the main challenges for operating events. Also, it relates to environmental factors. For instance, low lighting, overcrowding, high levels of noise, and rubbish and waste presence around event areas. As most of the impact of alcohol and drugs are negatives rather than positive it should be considered in both event and event management. In this first part of the discussion, it will discuss how alcohol and the drug should be managed, antisocial behaviour and risks of alcohol and …show more content…
According to Ferdinand and Kitchin (2016) depending on the types of events, it would make their participants face serious problems like unruly behaviours of crowds, which also is likely to affect the growth of events. They too gave examples of the identified risks relating to the sales of alcohols at events; the risks are self-harming and criminal acts because of their drunkenness, vandalism and attracting wrong targets. This has become one of the main issues for events and event industries to deal with. To operate event successfully it is organisers’ job to prepare and manage risks for alcohol and drugs. Similarly, Lyne and Galloway (2011) explained that being responsible for managing alcohol means that it provides a safe and harmless environment for patrons and responsible in serving alcohols, which prevents patrons or attendees from intoxication. Still, they mentioned that close relationship between alcohol and sport is one of the main rising concerns amongst people who are engaging alcohols and young people. On the other hand, if alcohols are managed poorly it will result in events being unsafe as well as not successful for attendees to enjoy. To support, Stainback (1997) stated that sport and alcohol have been demonstrated to have a strong connection, especially with beer. However, alcohol is often seen as a symbol indicating celebration; and it is included

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