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CDC-Alcohol and Public Health

We are working toward a vision where all young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse.

We promote evidence-based public health policies and organize campaigns with diverse communities and youth against the alcohol industry’s harmful practices.

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free is a unique coalition of Governors spouses, federal agencies and public and private organizations. This is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15 and is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol use in this age group.

The Alcohol Epidemiology Program

The Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP) is a research program in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis campus). AEP faculty and staff conduct advanced research to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems. The AEP research team has a variety of academic backgrounds, including public health, psychology, and

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions: Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective? Are there effective interventions that are right for my community? What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment? Click here to be taken to the Community Guide. is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

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CDC-Alcohol and Public Health

Resources to Support States and Communities in the Prevention of Excessive Drinking

Because excessive drinkers who use opioid pain relievers are at greater risk of overdose and death, CDC created this fact sheet to introduce health departments and health care providers to alcohol screening and brief intervention and to discuss its usefulness for helping excessive drinkers drink less when they have been prescribed an opioid pain reliever or stop drinking altogether while using these medications.

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) employs a public health approach to prevent and reduce alcohol-related problems among young people. To this end, our work focuses on the marketing variables of product, place, promotion and price, and the role these variables play in youth drinking and related problems. is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.  People are interested in underage drinking prevention- including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth-will find a wealth of valuable information here.

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.

NCADI has both English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists who are skilled at recommending appropriate publications, posters, and videocassettes; conducting customized searches; providing grant and funding information; and referring people to appropriate organizations. Staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your calls at 1-800-729-6686.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.Create a television commercial targeted at middle school students, to warn the about the dangers of alcohol use.  Open to all Michigan High School students-not only those of you taking video production classes.  Winners will be selected based on ideas.  And you all have great ideas.

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 the Recreational Use of Cannabis. The information and resources available on this site are geared toward alcohol and cannabis policy researchers and others interested in alcohol and cannabis policy issues.

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