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.


Online Tool

Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI)

The Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) are a comprehensive set of national and state public health measures, including several relating to binge and underage drinking, that were developed to improve the quality and availability of surveillance data on chronic diseases and


Commercial Host Liability

ChangeLab Solutions created this infographic to provide an overview of how holding alcohol sellers liable for harms committed by intoxicated or underaged patrons works to reduce excessive consumption, as well as of the public health effects of that reduced consumption.


Cultural Approaches to Prevention: Tools to Guide Practice

This presentation describes a suite of tools to support the prevention of substance misuse and related behavioral health problems among American Indian/Alaska Native populations, including how they were developed and potential applications.


Data Collection for Alcohol Policy Change

This toolkit was developed to help community organizations, state alcohol policy alliances, and substance use prevention coalitions identify, locate, and use data to support the implementation of alcohol policy campaigns.

Fact Sheet

Environmental Scanning

This fact sheet discusses the goals of environmental scanning, why it is important, considerations for conducting environmental scans, and limited tips and suggestions.

Fact Sheet

Event Restrictions

This fact sheet discusses the goal of event restrictions, why event restrictions are important, considerations for ordinances/policies, and limited tips and suggestions.

Excessive Alcohol Consumption Prevention

When communities need to know how to protect and improve their population’s health, they turn to The Community Guide, a collection of evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF).


GoToStage Video Channel

This platform contains videos covering a range of alcohol policy issues from home delivery to enforcement.


Grand Rounds: Preventing Excessive Alcohol Use: What Public Health Can Do

This CDC Grand Rounds session explores the public health impact of excessive alcohol use and evidence-based strategies to prevent it, with specific attention to the role that state and local public health agencies play in addressing this important public health

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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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