Best Practices for the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

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CEU Course Description:

Alcohol remains the most widely used substance by young people. To address this public health issue, the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) – made up of 16 federal agencies – coordinates the federal approach to prevent underage drinking. This course will examine how to reduce underage drinking at the state and local levels. 

Author: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD).

Recommended Citation: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Learn the Law: Preventing and Reducing Underage Drinking. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP21-03-00-001. Rockville, MD, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2021.

References / Contributions by:

  1. SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2018 and 2019.
  2. Miron, O., Yu, K.-H., Wilf-Miron, R., & Kohane, I. S. (2019). Suicide rates among adolescents and young adults in the United States, 2000- 2017. Journal of the American Medical Association, 321, 2362-2364.
  3. Mojtabai, R., & Olfson, M. (2020). National trends in mental health care for US adolescents. JAMA Psychiatry. Advance online publication. https://
  4. State Performance & Best Practices for the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking Report.

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CEU Course Objectives:

  1. Determine ways to stop underage drinking with maps, charts, data sources, and citations.
  2. Examine approaches to combat underage drinking, including 26 legal policies to help with this.
  3. Identify tools to help the community that is working collaboratively every day to tackle this issue.

CE Outline with Main Points:

  1. Policy #1 - Underage Possession, Consumption, and Internal Possession
  2. Policy #2 - Underage Purchase and Attempted Purchase
  3. Policy #3 - Furnishing Alcohol to Minors
  4. Policy #4 - Hosting Underage Drinking Parties
  5. Policy #5 - Social Host Liability
  6. Policy #6 - Youth Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits
  7. Policy #7 - Loss of Driving Privileges for Alcohol Violations by Minors (“Use/Lose” Laws)
  8. Policy #8 - False Identification (“False ID”)
  9. Policy #9 - Graduated Driver’s Licenses
  10. Policy #10 - Compliance Check Protocols
  11. Policy #11 - Home Delivery
  12. Policy #12 - Direct Sales/Shipments from Producers
  13. Policy #13 - Retailer Interstate Shipment
  14. Policy #14 - Increasing Alcohol Tax Rates
  15. Policy #15 - Penalty Guidelines for Sales/Services o Minors
  16. Policy #16 - Minimum Age for On-Premises Server
  17. Policy #17 - Minimum Age for Off-Premises Server
  18. Policy #18 - Dram Shop Liability
  19. Policy #19 - Mandatory/Voluntary Server-Seller Training (RBS)
  20. Policy #20 - Restrictions on Drink Specials
  21. Policy #21 - Wholesaler Pricing Provisions
  22. Policy #22 - Keg Registration
  23. Policy #23 - High-Proof Grain Alcoholic Beverages
  24. Policy #24 - Distance Limitations Applied to New Alcohol Outlets

Course Level: Introductory

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