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Related Links

This section connects you to a wide assortment of Internet sites related to underage binge drinking, underage drinking in general, and the various strategies and approaches other organizations and studies have taken to address the issue. Annotations are included to ease your search for additional information.

Action on Alcohol and Teens (AAT)—A Citizen’s Group.
This network of Minnesota citizens works to reduce youth access to alcohol. AAT is seeking to change state and local policies that would hold both merchants and other adults accountable for selling or giving alcohol to underage persons. The web site includes information about the program and its strategies, and includes a compilation of fact sheets and resources on youth access to alcohol.

Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP).
AEP is a research program in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. AEP conducts advanced research to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems.

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS).
Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, APIS provides user-searchable access to authoritative, detailed, and comparable information on alcohol-related policies in the United States at both state and federal levels. APIS is intended to encourage and facilitate research on the effects and effectiveness of alcohol-related policies.

America's Partners to Prevent Underage Drinking (AP).
A national coalition of individuals and organizations committed to curbing underage drinking through education, technology and policy initiatives. Provides state and research resources including: facts by state and news stories by state; information on Congressional legislation; a Media Room; and Studies. (America's Partners is led by The International Institute of Alcohol Awareness, a project of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation)

California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP).
ADP leads efforts to reduce alcoholism, drug addiction and problem gambling in California by developing, administering and supporting prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS).
CARS is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with EMT Associates, Inc. CARS assists prevention and mentoring professionals in executing research-based strategies to the field through the use of consultants, trainings, workshops, and technical assistance.

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY).
CAMY at Georgetown University monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America's youth. The Center is supported by grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPTs).
CAPTs are regional centers to assist states/jurisdictions and community-based organizations in the application of the latest research-based knowledge to their substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and policies. (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention [CSAP])

The Century Council.
The Century Council supports a variety of initiatives that advance strategies to reduce underage drinking and youth access to alcohol. The Council's web site has pages devoted to enforcement efforts, such as Cops In Shops and the Front Lines program (promotional materials for minimum purchase age awareness and enforcement). The site further describes the Council's involvement in efforts to pass zero tolerance laws and legislation allowing administrative license revocation for the prevention of impaired driving. Educational programs for parents, teens, and college students are also featured at this web site.

EMT Associates, Inc.
A national leader in the creative application of program evaluation methods to organizational problems; EMT has completed over 200 local, state, and national evaluation studies.

FACE: Truth and Clarity about Alcohol.
FACE is a national non-profit organization that supports sensible alcohol policies and practices through the development of messages, strategies and training designed to create public awareness and action on alcohol issues.

Family Guide: Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free.
A public education site from SAMHSA developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds.

A policy research partnership, ImpacTeen collects data on trends, markets, policies, legislation, enforcement, treatment, prevention and educational programs, advertising, and other environmental factors from all 50 states, as well as a nationally representative sample of about 1,000 communities. It is merging these data with nationally representative surveys of youth to evaluate the relative effectiveness of specific prevention programs and policies in reducing underage substance use and abuse.

Join Together.
Join Together is a program of the Boston University School of Public Health. It is a leading provider of information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment.

This site provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence, with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents. 

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free.
A coalition of Governors' spouses, federal agencies, and public and private organizations, this initiative is working to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. The initiative was founded by NIAAA and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Lowe Family Foundation
This foundation is a not-for-profit public charity that focuses on educating the general public about the disease of alcoholism and its effects on families, children, and individuals. The Foundation provides resources including interviews, question and answer sessions with prevention specialists, publications, and information from its Families and Communities Together (FACT) program.

MADD Youth in Action (YIA).
Instead of targeting high school students with a message, YIA looks at the whole environment that seems to condone underage drinking. From the store clerk who doesn't check IDs, to the police officer who might pour out the beer and send teens home, to the adults who don't mind buying beer for a kid who slips him an extra $10—YIA teams look for community solutions instead of focusing their attention on their peers.

The Marin Institute.
The Marin Institute fights to protect the public from the impact of the alcohol industry’s negative practices. They monitor and expose the alcohol industry’s harmful actions related to products, promotions and social influence, and support communities in their efforts to reject these damaging activities.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
A grassroots organization with more than 400 chapters nationwide that seeks effective solutions to drunk driving and underage drinking problems.

National Alcohol Control Beverage Association (NABCA).
A trade association representing 19 jurisdictions known as the "control states" which regulate alcohol beverage distribution within their respective borders, and also sell alcohol products at the wholesale and, often, the retail level.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).
CASA is a think/action tank that conducts research and provides information on substance use and its effects on society.

National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information (NCADI).
This site from SAMHSA provides current information and materials for parents, teachers, youth, and health professionals about preventing alcohol, tobacco, and drug use by young people.

National Family Partnership (NFP).
NFP conducts the annual Red Ribbon campaign to create public awareness and mobilize communities to combat alcohol and drug use among youth. They also offer several tools — a parent’s kit, tips for parents, quick tips to prevent drug abuse, and fact sheets on alcohol — to help parents get involved in prevention efforts.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
NIAAA focuses on funding and conducting scientific research on underage drinking. NIAAA also produces educational materials.

National Social Norms Resource Center (NSNRC).
The NSNRC is an independent center that supports, promotes and provides technical assistance in the application of the social norms approach to a broad range of health, safety and social justice issues, including alcohol-related risk-reduction and the prevention of tobacco abuse. It is the only national center devoted exclusively to the understanding and use of the social norms approach.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, focuses on enforcement as a strategy to prevent and reduce underage drinking. The organization funds retail compliance initiatives, prevention programs, and the development of appropriate sanctions, treatment, and rehabilitation services for juveniles.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
ONDCP, Executive Office of the President, establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program. Its goals are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.

The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS).
OSDFS administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving quality and excellence of programs and activities that are designed to prevent substance use and violence in our nation’s schools.

Parent Resources and Information on Drug Education, Inc. (PRIDE Omaha, Inc.).
PRIDE is a drug prevention resource center that provides links to prevention and parenting organizations, prevention funding sources, and sites to contact policymakers. The site's alcohol page contains state and national resources to provide guidance to parents and other adults who are concerned about preventing minors from accessing and consuming alcohol.

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE).
PIRE is one of the nation's preeminent independent, nonprofit organizations focusing on individual and social problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs. PIRE is dedicated to merging scientific knowledge and proven practice to create solutions that improve the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, communities, nations and the world.

Stop Underage Drinking: Portal of Federal Resources.
This site is a comprehensive portal of federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this problem. Those interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
SAMHSA, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, works to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with, or at risk for, mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA provides technical assistance documents and funding to support education and awareness, community-based initiatives, guides and toolkits, and research.

Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP). 
SAPRP funds multidisciplinary research related to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug policy. Examples of alcohol-related projects include a study of the effects of no-color, print-only beer ads on teens and an examination of the structure and practices of alcohol beverage control agencies.

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC).
UDETC was established by OJJDP to support its Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program. UDETC builds leadership capacity and increases the effectiveness of states and local communities in their efforts to enforce underage drinking laws, prevent underage drinking, and eliminate the devastating consequences associated with alcohol use by underage youth.

U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention.
Assists college and community leaders in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and policies to reduce student problems related to alcohol and other drug use and interpersonal violence.