Short report — Protecting Our Investment in College Students — what steps should we take? Young people are our future. We have made very large investments in college education. Yet, our future is threatened by underage drinking, excessive alcohol use, drug use and the problems that accompany these behaviors. We have had great success with reducing underage drinking for middle and high school students, but we have not had the same experience with college students. Click here to download PDF.
Short Report — Special Rules for Small Brewers, Wineries and Distillers. The alcohol supplier landscape has The alcohol supplier landscape has dramatically changed. Not too long ago, there were just a few large suppliers for beer, wine and spirits that dominated the market. Think Anheuser-Busch, Gallo and Seagram’s. Over the years, many small operators disappeared and there were few new entrants. Today, we have a completely different picture. Click here to download PDF.
The Dangers of Alcohol Deregulation: The UK Experience, 2016 Update In 2009, the first version of this report outlined what happened in the United Kingdom when alcohol regulations were loosened. It described a five decade process of deregulation. During that time, consumption by the whole population more than doubled and women began drinking in greater numbers. Click here to download PDF.
Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies. There is no cry for greater convenience! Today, local and state government officials are faced with many attempts at loosening alcohol regulation with a stated goal of creating more outlets, increasing the days and hours of sale, and increasing convenience. Click here to download PDF.
Fair Trade Practice. Why economic fair play is a public health issue for alcohol. Have you ever ordered a Coke and the server said, “Is Pepsi okay?” Did you wonder why they only have one cola product? Do you wonder why this never happens with alcohol products? For the cola products, one company paid the retailer to carry only their products and exclude others. This is an illegal practice for alcohol. Click here to view or download PDF.
Private Label Alcohol
This is a brief report on a topic that is of concern for public health. Private label products are a way to reduce prices in a highly competitive environment. Because youth seek alcohol primarily for intoxication, they could be readily drawn to such products. This report will describe the state of private label products, explain the concerns and urge regulators to examine the issues in light of their regulations. Click here to download PDF.
Alcohol Deregulation by Ballot Measure in Washington State A Status Report on the Implementation of Measure 1183. By Pamela S. Erickson, M.A., CEO, Public Action Management, PLC. Click here to download PDF.
The Center for Alcohol Policy’s educational video, The Origin of Today’s Alcohol Regulatory System, has been honored with a silver award in the TRENDS All Media Contest in the “CD, Video, Podcast or PSA” category. The award was presented this week at the TRENDS 2014 Salute to Association Excellence in Washington, D.C.