Policy to reduce underage drinking and youth substance use can also be spearheaded by State and local government representatives, regulatory agencies and departments as well as community advocacy organizations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density provides state representatives and community members with the tools needed to address high alcohol outlet density which is known to be an environmental risk factor for excessive drinking. Strong scientific evidence recommends “limiting alcohol outlet density through the use of the regulatory authority (e.g., licensing and zoning).” State and local officials as well as regulatory agencies, can use this recommendation to help enact or reform laws concerning density of outlets where alcohol is available. For example, the New York State Liquor Authority could use information about alcohol outlet density to limit the issuance of new alcohol licenses, or to increase enforcement of liquor laws in a particular area. Information about alcohol outlet density could also be used by local governments to develop zoning regulations to regulate alcohol outlet density. Click here to learn more.
New York State Parent Teacher Association
The New York State Parent Teacher Association continues to develop advocacy, legislative priorities, resolutions and position papers regarding the prevention of youth underage drinking and substance use. It’s more than 346,000 members continue to raise their voices to speak up for children and work for a common purpose: to secure adequate laws, regulations and policies for the care and protection of children and youth. Click here to learn more about the NYSPTA’s Advocacy.
Alcohol Policy Information System
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on a wide variety of Alcohol-Related Policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels, as well as policy information regarding Pregnancy and Drugs and the Recreational Use of Cannabis. The information and resources available on this site are geared toward alcohol, drug and cannabis policy researchers and others interested in alcohol, drug and cannabis policy issues. Click here to learn more.
Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD)
The federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) works with state, territorial and local governments and organizations to reduce and prevent underage drinking and its consequences. ICCPUD’s website provides the latest research and resources to support underage drinking prevention and related issues. To learn more, click here.