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

All resources listed alphabetically. To refine your search results, select a resource type, category or topic.



Alcohol Outlet Density

ChangeLab Solutions created this infographic to provide an overview of how allowing localities to regulate the density of alcohol retail outlets works to reduce excessive consumption, as well as of the public health effects of that reduced consumption.

Fact Sheet

Alcohol Outlet Density

This fact sheet discusses the evidence behind outlet density regulation and provides limited guidance for how to plan for and implement regulations. It contains some data related to IL only, which may not be relevant for those in other states.


Alcohol Outlet Density Regulation

This infographic discusses positive outcomes related to outlet density regulations. Outcomes include reduced alcohol consumption, lower violence rates, lower suicide rates, and health equity promotion.


Alcohol Prevention Strategy & Policy

This infographic provides a list of suggested prevention strategies categorized by community-specific issues (e.g., easy retail access, easy social access).


Alcohol Taxes

ChangeLab Solutions created this infographic to provide an overview of how alcohol taxes work to reduce consumption, as well as of the public health effects of that reduced consumption.

Online Tool

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) Application

The Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) application provides national and state estimates of alcohol-attributable deaths and years of potential life lost, with options to view each report by sex and age groups.


Are Members Satisfied?

This tool provides regular assessments of member satisfaction that can help you increase member engagement, improve group cohesion, and refine group processes and procedures.

Online Tool

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.


Characteristics of a Comprehensive Prevention Approach

Describes three characteristics of a comprehensive approach to preventing substance misuse and related behavioral health problems: addressing different levels of risk, operating at different levels of influence, and requiring the support and participation of diverse stakeholders.


Check Out Healthy Retail

ChangeLab Solutions developed this infographic to showcase key elements of the retail environment, including advertising, displays, and inventory, to portray a store that promotes health at every turn.

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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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