Find valuable information and tools to help advance your understanding of the science behind preventing excessive alcohol use and how it can be applied in practice. These evidence-based resources support the prevention of alcohol-related problems.

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The Guide to Community Preventive Services

The Guide is a collection of evidence-based  interventions for communities looking to improve health and prevent disease.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force

Fact Sheet

CDC State Fact Sheets: Addressing Excessive Alcohol Use

The CDC has produced 50 state-level (and the District of Columbia) fact sheets providing state-level statistics and what works to avoid excessive alcohol use.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


The Guide to Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse

This overview provides a summary of the evidence-based resource guide Implementing Community-Level Policies to Prevent Alcohol Misuse.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Resource Library

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10-Minute Clinics

The Alcohol Action Network hosts alcohol policy experts who deliver short presentations on various alcohol policy topics. Recordings of these webinars are available to Alcohol Action Network members only.


2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a set of surveys that track behaviors that can lead to poor health in students grades 9 through 12. The results help in understanding the factors that contribute to the leading causes


21st Century Partners in Prevention

This tool offers a comprehensive list of community stakeholder groups, highlighting the ways that “non-traditional” partners can enhance prevention efforts.


Activity: Aligning Goals and Activities

This activity can help teams assess the degree to which member activities align with the collaboration’s overall purpose and goals.

Fact Sheet

Addressing Alcohol Issues in a College Community

This fact sheet discusses the consequences of excessive drinking in college communities and how communities can collect data and tailor evidence-based prevention strategies. Some of the data is specific to IL.


Addressing Alcohol-Related Harms

This infographic summarizes 13 recommendations for addressing alcohol-related harms at the community level.

Fact Sheet

Addressing Excessive Alcohol Use: State Fact Sheets

These state fact sheets from the CDC highlight the public health problem and the status of alcohol policy solutions in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Learn what’s happening in your state and how you can


Alcohol Action Network

The Alcohol Action Network (AAN) is a project of the American Public Health Association’s Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs (ATOD) Section. AAN was initially established to address the shifting alcohol policy landscape at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and

Fact Sheet

Alcohol Advertising Restrictions

This fact sheet provides an overview of why alcohol advertising restrictions are impactful, examples of advertising restrictions, and limited guidance for how to collect data and engage stakeholders in enacting advertising restrictions.


Alcohol Compliance Assessment Process (CAP) Tool

The Alcohol Action Network (AAN) developed the “Alcohol CAP” Tool so that volunteers in any state could document what happens during out-of-store alcohol purchases. The tool is an online form, easily completed by volunteers using a smartphone, laptop, or desktop

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Check Your Drinking is a tool to help you build a plan to drink less.

Please consult your healthcare provider if you or someone you know needs help with alcohol use. Other resources include: SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, NIAAA’s Alcohol Treatment Navigator, and the National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service available at 1-800-662-HELP. These resources can help you find treatment programs in your community and someone to speak with about alcohol use.

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