Alcohol and Underage Drinking Links and Resources

| December 8, 2013

General Alcohol Resources


Alcohol Cost Calculator
The George Washington University Medical Center’s Ensuring Solutions program offers the Alcohol Cost Calculator website. The calculators serve to demonstrate costs of alcohol on a community and national level to businesses, kids, health plans, and also provides a calculator for “return on investment.”

Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP), University of Minnesota
Research, community education materials, policy information and more from the University of Minnesota’s Alcohol Epidemiology Program.

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is an online resource that provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. It features compilations and analyses of alcohol-related statutes and regulations. Designed primarily as a tool for researchers, APIS simplifies the process of ascertaining the state of the law for studies on the effects and effectiveness of alcohol-related policies.

Center for Science in

the Public Interest (CSPI): Alcohol Policy
CSPI helps focus public and decision-maker attention on high-leverage policy reforms to reduce the devastating health and social consequences of drinking.
This NIAAA-sponsored site provides research-based information about the nature and extent of dangerous drinking to high school and college administrators, students, parents, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and members of the retail beverage industry; and offers recommendations to college and university presidents on the potential effectiveness of current strategies to reverse the culture of drinking on campus.

FACE Project
“FACE is a national non-profit organization that supports sensible alcohol policies and practices through the development of messages, strategies and training designed to create public awareness and action on alcohol issues.” The website includes free online resources, event calendar, information on training, and more.

Global Alcohol Consumption
The map of world alcohol consumption from The Economist.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Provides publications and resources for professionals and the community, research, information on news/events, and links to NIAAA-sponsored websites.

MADD: The Power of Parents -- click here to go

SBIRT Oregon — Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

Readiness RulerRight: SBIRT Readiness Ruler (click for PDF)

SBIRT stands for screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment— an evidence-based, effective method to intervene in alcohol and drug misuse, but that is currently underused in the primary care setting in the United States. This site provides tools for primary care providers to screen, intervene (using motivational interviewing), and refer individuals to alcohol/drug treatment.

StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.

Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking
How to talk with kids about drinking, alcohol research, and more. offers the straight truth on why the Minimum Legal Drinking Age law is important to you regardless of your age and describes how it saves lives.

Underage Drinking Resources

Center on Alcohol Marketing & Youth
The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America’s youth.
The young teen’s place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Underage Drinking Resources: For Parents

The Parent Toolkit

(En español:

The Parent Toolkit from the Partnership at is an easy-to-use website with tips and guidelines from experts. It includes:

  • Step-by-step guides on how to talk to a teen about drugs and alcohol
  • Advice organized by age
  • What to do if you find out that your teen is already using
  • And much more

ParentFurther: Underage Alcohol Use
ParentFurther provides tips on talking with kids, what to do if you suspect your child is drinking, and setting good examples around alcohol.

The Power of Parents
MADD has created a powerful web resource where parents can find research-proven strategies for preventing underage drinking in their home and in their community.

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol & Your Health
For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.

Talking to Kids About Underage Drinking
Learn why it’s important to talk with kids about underage drinking, and get tools on how to do it. Create a customized, practial “action plan” for how to talk to kids about underage drinking.



April 1, 2010 | The NSDUH Report: State Estimates of Underage Alcohol Use and Self-Purchase of Alcohol.  (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies)


Alcohol / Substance Abuse Prevention Resources – General Population: Print-Ready Resources

Our FACE Project’s underage drinking prevention ads.

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Publicaciones en Español

A Family History of Alcoholism – Are You at Risk?   [Order Online] Antecedentes de alcoholismo en la familia – ¿Está usted a riesgo?   [Order Online]
AgePage – Alcohol Use in Older People Para Las Personas de la Tercera Edad – El envejecimiento y el alcohol
Alcohol – A Women’s Health Issue   [Order Online] Alcohol Un tema de salud de la mujer  [Order Online]
Alcohol – What You Don’t Know Can Harm You
Alcohol Advertising and Promotion 
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hurts Everyone in the Family
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families
[Order Online]
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse Among Parents With Children (Report)
Alcohol Use Fact Sheets (CDC)
Alcoholism – Getting the Facts (No online version)
Customizable Ads (create your own customized print ads)
Drinking in America – Myths, Realities, and Prevention Policy
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Among Adult Drivers   [Order Online]
El Humo de Tabaco de Segunda Mano
Faces of Change – Do I Have a Problem with Alcohol or Drugs?
Frequently Asked Questions About Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
Gender Differences in Substance Dependence and Abuse (Report)   [Order Online]
Harmful Interactions: Mixing Alcohol with Medicines   [Order Online] Reacciones adversas: La mezcla de bebidas alcoholicas con medicamentos   [Order Online]
How Does Alcohol Affect World of a Child   [Order Online] De que Manera Afecta el Alcohol el Mundo de un Nino
How to Cut Down on Your Drinking Como disminuir su hábito
Illegal Drug Use Fact Sheets (CDC)
It’s Not Your Fault     [Order Online]
Making Your Workplace Drug-Free; A Kit for Employers   [Order Online]
Marijuana Myths & Facts
Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help
Prescription Drugs Abuse and Addiction Medicamentos de Prescripcion
Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations [Order Online]
Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Rethinking Drinking
Rethinking Holiday Drinking: new year, old myths, new fatalaties
Selected Prescription Drugs With Potential for Abuse
Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adult   [Order Online]
Tips for Cutting Down on Drinking   [Order Online] Estrategias para reducir el consumo de alcohol   [Order Online]

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