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NCJ Number: NCJ 241792     Find in a Library
Title: Regulating Alcohol Outlet Density: An Action Guide
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Michael Sparks, M.A. ; David H. Jernigan, Ph.D. ; James F. Mosher, J.D.
Corporate Author: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
United States of America

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)
United States of America
Date Published: 11/2011
Page Count: 32
  Annotation: This guide provides information on evidence-based community prevention strategies to key stakeholders concerned with the problem of excessive drinking.
Abstract: The problem of excessive drinking and its related negative health and social consequences has been identified as a serious public health issue. This action guide was developed to provide information on evidence-based community prevention strategies to key stakeholders, such as public health departments and community coalitions, concerned with the problem of excessive drinking and its related negative consequences. The strategy discussed in detail in this guide involves reducing the density of alcohol outlets in communities in order to decrease the nuisance problems associated with these establishments. The guide presents a case study of the program implemented in Vallejo, CA. The next section of the guide presents the results of a review of research on the effect of alcohol outlet density on surrounding communities. The review found that State and local policy changes that increase the density of alcohol outlets significantly increase alcohol consumption and related problems; privatizing alcohol sales increases the number of retail alcohol establishments; the number of alcohol outlets decreases when governments regain control of alcohol sales; and bans on alcohol sales can significantly reduce alcohol consumption and related problems. A detailed discussion on alcohol outlet density is followed by a discussion of different approaches available for regulating alcohol outlets. The final section of the guide offers suggestions for community groups on ways to influence policy aimed at regulating alcohol outlets. References
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis ; Community involvement ; Community crime prevention programs ; Retail business crimes ; Alcohol abuse ; Alcoholic beverage consumption ; Alcohol-crime relationship ; Community policing
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH)
United States of America
Contract Number: 5U5DP002072-02
Sale Source: Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway, Suite 292
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Strategizer 55
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