Healthy Alcohol Marketplace Balancing public safety and business needs
March 2022

Feds Report Fails to Understand Dynamics of Alcohol Market and the Priority of Public Health and Safety

January 2022

Alcohol Regulation: Education Basics, A Guide to Resources

October 2021

Most of the News about College Drinking is Good! Let’s See These Trends Continue!

September 2021

The Critical Importance of Research for Alcohol Regulation An Interview with Steve Schmidt

August 2021

A Tribute to Janet Snyder (1944-2021) and the Need to Further Reduce Drunk Driving

April 2021

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Moderation Guidelines for Women

March 2021

Will home delivery of alcoholic drinks increase dangerous drinking trends? Will it really save the restaurants?

February 2021

Licensing Out of State Retailers for Home Delivery of Alcohol Threatens the Balance of Regulation

December 2020

Hope for the Holidays: Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

October 2020

Reducing Underage Drinking, Phase 2, Build on Success!

September 2020

The Balance of Public Health and Alcohol Regulation

August 2020

Parents, Talk to Your College-Bound Youth About the Dangers of Alcohol and Fake ID

June 2020

There is No Silver Bullet to Reduce Alcohol Harm: A System is Needed

April 2020

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Moderation is Especially Important!

February 2020

Direct shipment of wine is not a good test for all alcohol products?

January 2020

Why is a “level playing field” for local alcohol markets an important goal for public health and safety?

Featured Presentations

Unraveling the Mystery of U.S. Alcohol Regulation:

Webinar January 16, 2019
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Why is a Fair and Even Alcohol Marketplace Critical for Public Health and Safety? A Workshop on Fair Trade Practices for Alcohol.

Pamela S. Erickson, former Executive Director, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Creator of “Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace.” , October 18, 2019, Salt City, Utah
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Why Can’t We Sell Alcohol Like Tires and Mayonnaise?

By Pamela S. Erickson, M.A., CEO Public Action Management, PLC, Former Director, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention Conference May 2-3, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Archived Newsletters

December 2019Retailer Responsibility: Taking Care of Holiday Customers
November 2019Women Take the Lead on Key Alcohol Laws It’s to Protect their Families
October 2019Protectionism or Protection?
September 2019Why not prevent alcohol-related problems before a death occurs?
August 2019Why are Alcohol Regulations Primarily “State-based”?
July 2019How Alcohol Marketplace Domination Creates Problems for Public Health and Safety
June 2019Public Support for State-based Alcohol Regulation is Very High
May 2019Direct Shipment of Alcohol: Are We There Yet?
April 2019Private Labels Threaten Alcohol Market Balance
March 2019Protecting Our Investment in College Students—what steps should we take?
February 2019How can we prevent alcohol-related harm in problem bars?
January 2019Status of Small Alcohol Suppliers: Still Growing with Bright Spots and Bumps
December 2018Here’s to Safe Celebrations for the Holiday Season!
November 2018The rationale for tighter control of liquor versus wine and beer
October 2018Multiple Policies Needed to Balance Alcohol Prices
September 2018New Report on Fake IDs Makes a Case for Better Training
August 2018The Problem of the Absentee Owner
July 2018Moderation and the Icelandic model
June 2018Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in 1934 or Skip to 2018?
May 2018hen Suppliers Morph into Retailers
April 2018Alcohol Awareness Month and College Drinking
March 2018Mexico finds more fake tequila and why the US rarely faces this issue.
But this could change!
February 2018How to ensure alcohol “modernization” doesn’t just become alcohol deregulation
January 2018Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community: What does it mean for alcohol sales?
December 2017Safe socializing for the holidays
November 2017Major Beer Companies Seek Brew Pub Licenses
October 2017Americans say public safety first for alcohol regulation!
September 2017New short report on small suppliers now available
August 2017Toward Liquor Control: The Beginning of US Alcohol Regulation
July 2017Alcohol Policy Research: Where do I find it?
June 2017Public Health Officials are Overwhelmed!
May 2017Are we sure alcohol products are safe?
April 2017Alcohol Awareness Month…and kids
March 2017Advocating for Safe Socializing
February 2017Women’s Risky Drinking
January 2017Key Points for Alcohol Policy from Surgeon General’s Report: The Problem of Binge Drinking
December 2016Why do we ban exclusive alcohol sales agreements?
November 2016UPDATED: The Dangers of Deregulation, the UK Experience
October 2016Regulate Marijuana like Tobacco? Or Alcohol? Or Prescription Drugs?
Or Over the Counter Drugs?
September 2016The Importance of Compliance with Alcohol Regulations
August 2016Let’s Make the Problem of Underage Drinking a Thing of the Past!
July 2016Why you should be worried about the impending big beer merger!
June 2016Compliance Issues with Direct Shipment of Alcohol to Customers
May 2016Dangerous Alcohol Products for Sale in Your Neighborhood Grocery Store
April 2016Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies: new report now available
March 2016Study finds strong alcohol laws equal fewer cirrhosis deaths
February 2016The Difficulty of Enforcing Fair Trade Practice Regulations
January 2016Alcohol Abuse Adds to the Cost of Health Care
December 2015Return of the Tied House? The Problems of Domination by Large Companies
November 2015Latest alcohol trends indicate concerns about some adult drinking patterns
October 2015Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana
September 2015What do alcohol fair business practices have to do with public health and safety?
August 2015Pre-loading adds to UK alcohol problems.
July 2015The Difficulty of Re-Regulation. Lesson from New Zealand.
June 2015Why Shouldn’t Alcohol be Sold in a Free Market? It’s a Legal Product.
May 2015Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol? Not Possible at this Time
April 2015Le Binge Drinking. Quel problème!
March 2015The High Cost of Revolving Doors
February 2015Let’s not Lose our Investment in College Youth to Binge Drinking!
January 2015Making the Case for Greater Investment in Prevention
December 2014Major Reductions in Youth Risky Behaviors are a Cause for Celebration
November 2014Marijuana Legalization Advocates Say Alcohol Regulation is a Model to Follow!
October 2014What Happens When Liquor Licensees Operate Outside their Boundaries?
September 2014Public Health Voice is Needed
August 2014Alcohol in the Military…a Deadly Foe!
July 2014Washington Privatization: Promises made, promises broken
June 2014Private Label Drops Vodka Price to $.20 per Drink
May 2014Think regulating alcohol is difficult? Just add marijuana!
April 2014All alcohol products are not equal. Some require greater care.
March 2014Worried about Drinking and Spring Break? Parents can use their strong influence even for college students!
February 20142014 Issue Briefs Now Available for Download
January 2014Revenue from Privatization may be Disappointing
December 2013Holiday safety…the retailers role
November 2013Why do most Americans strongly support alcohol regulation?
October 2013UK Struggles to Reduce Cheap Alcohol
September 2013Why should we care about wholesale price restrictions for alcohol?
August 2013Don’t break a successful regulatory system; the Australian example
July 2013Alcohol is Not Bread
June 2013A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Alcohol Imapared Driving
May 2013Specialized Alcohol Retail Stores are the Best Option for Public Health and Safety
April 2013Voluntary Compliance: An Important Enforcement Resource
March 2013Two New Educational Resources Now Available
February 20132013 Issue Briefs Focus on Regulatory Issues
January 2013A History Lesson from the UK
December 2012How to “Drink Responsibly”
October 2012A Life “Shattered”
September 2012Public Support for Alcohol Regulation is Widespread
August 2012Apathy About Alcohol Harm is Infecting the Nation!
July 2012United Kingdom Alcohol Epidemic: An Update, Part III
June 2012United Kingdom Alcohol Epidemic: An Update, Part II
May 2012United Kingdom Alcohol Epidemic: An Update, Part 1
April 2012Alcohol Awareness Month: Preventing Alcohol’s Devastating Impact on Men
March 2012States’ Regulatory Authority in Jeopardy!
February 20122012 Issue Briefs Focus on Alcohol Regulatory Issues
January 2012What Can We Do To Prevent Alcohol Poisoning Deaths?
December 2011Fake Alcohol is Rare in the US
November 2011Major Alcohol Deregulation Ballot Measure Passes in Washington State
October 2011What Did We Learn from Prohibition?
September 2011Paying for Enforcement at a Time of Budget Cuts
August 2011What Have We Learned About Underage Drinking?
July 2011“Toward Liquor Control” Reissued
June 2011When is a Beer a Beer? Alcohol Definitions are Critical De-Regulation Issues!
May 2011A Large Majority of Americans Support Alcohol Regulation and Are Satisfied with Product Availability
April 2011The High Cost of Cheap Alcohol
March 2011Diverse Coalitions are as American as Apple Pie!
February 2011Alcohol Policy 15 Conference Focuses on Alcohol Availability
January 2011“Issue Briefs” Available for States
November 2010Washington Ballot Measures Defeated!
October 2010The Benefits of Washington’s Alcohol System
September 2010Action Needed from Alcohol Abuse Prevention Advocates!
August 2010The High Cost of Lawsuits Against State Alcohol Beverage Control Agencies
July 2010Why Do More Alcohol Outlets Lead to Greater Alcohol Problems?
June 2010Major Alcohol System Deregulation Proposed for Washington State
March 2010Local Influence on Alcohol Regulation – How Important is It?
February 2010United Kingdom Alcohol Epidemic Fact Finding Mission
January 2010The Perils of Price Wars!
December 2009Partying at Home: Implications for Alcohol Regulators
November 2009Finding the Right Price
October 2009“Alcohol is Different!” NCSLA Panel Concludes
May 2009Alcohol Retailers and Offsite Warehouses
March 2009Just What is a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace?
December 2008Campaign Continues to Fight Deregulation
September 2008Learn More About the Campaign

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