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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Alcohol and Drug Use"

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Administrative license suspension/revocation laws

Scientifically Supported

Enable law enforcement officials to take an individual’s drivers license when that individual refuses or fails a chemical test such as a breathalyzer

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alcohol access restrictions in public places

Expert Opinion

Restrict alcohol availability and use at sporting events, other public events (e.g., concerts and street fairs) and in public spaces such as parks and beaches

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alcohol advertising restrictions

Some Evidence

Restrict the content and placement of alcohol advertisements via local ordinances, state laws, or industry self-regulation

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alcohol brief interventions

Scientifically Supported

Provide information and increase motivation to change or prevent problematic alcohol consumption in a short session; also called alcohol screening & brief intervention

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alcohol days of sale restrictions

Some Evidence

Limit the days alcohol can be sold in on-premise settings such as bars and restaurants or in off-premise outlets such as liquor and convenience stores; sometimes with limits to times of sale

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alcohol outlet density restrictions

Scientifically Supported

Use regulatory authority to reduce density of alcohol beverage outlets (i.e., places that sell alcohol) or limit increases in the density of such outlets

Alcohol and Drug Use

Alcohol taxes

Scientifically Supported

Increase the price of alcohol via regular adjustments to taxes levied for beer, wine, and liquor purchases

Alcohol and Drug Use

Blood alcohol concentration laws

Scientifically Supported

Set legal limits for drivers’ blood alcohol concentrations (BACs)

Alcohol and Drug Use

Breath testing checkpoints

Scientifically Supported

Implement checkpoints where law enforcement officers can stop drivers suspected of drinking and driving and assess their level of alcohol impairment; also called sobriety checkpoints

Alcohol and Drug Use

Campus alcohol bans

Insufficient Evidence

Restrict alcohol consumption anywhere on a college or university campus or ban alcohol only in specific areas (e.g., residence halls)

Alcohol and Drug Use

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