The total wholesale supply of liquor measured as pure alcohol has reduced in Alice Springs by 12% since 2004, according to figures from the NT Department of Justice.
The figures do not include alcohol obtained by mail orders or online purchases obtained from interstate which, according to anecdotal evidence, are increasingly popular.
The most significant drop was in the supply of wine casks and fortified wines, coinciding with sales restrictions and price increases.
See also Letter to the Editor from Dr John Boffa, from PAAC. Photo: Campaigners against alcohol abuse tipping out grog in Alice Springs in 2007. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.