The peak for First Nations health in the Northern Territory says there should have been a process in place before lifting alcohol laws in the Territory.

Commonwealth laws restricting alcohol in Aboriginal communities, brought in by the Intervention, were lifted last weekend with health groups concerned about the impact it might have.

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT says before restrictions were lifted, there needed to be community meetings where residents could look at the evidence and make an informed decision about what they want.

CEO John Patterson says they were wanting a two year period to consult communities and to come up with individual alcohol management plans.