skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 232616     Find in a Library
Title: Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Christopher Spera ; Keita Franklin ; Kazuaki Uekawa ; John F. Kunz ; Ronald Z. Szoc ; Randall K. Thomas ; Milton H. Cambridge
Corporate Author: ICF International (formerly Caliber Associates)
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2011
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This bulletin presents the findings of an evaluation of the agency’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) initiative implemented at five communities with local Air Force bases.
Abstract: Findings from the evaluation include: all five sites showed success with their implementation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) initiative; sites with the best results implemented their interventions early, had task forces on underage drinking at the program’s onset, collaborated with local partners, and followed guidance from the Federal agencies sponsoring the evaluation; EUDL communities in urban areas had more success finding and developing alternative activities to drinking compared to EUDL communities located in rural areas; and the percentage of Air Force enlisted personnel at risk for a drinking problem decreased by 6.6 percent between 2006 and 2008. Data for the evaluation were obtained as part of the Air Force Community Assessment Survey, a biannual survey of active-duty personnel. This evaluation focused on the survey results from junior enlisted members within the five demonstration sites, the five comparison sites, and the Air Force overall. Participants were rated on their risk for a drinking problem using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) developed by the World Health Organization. The evaluation found that in the Air Force overall, the rate of individuals classified as problem drinkers dropped by 6.6 percent between 2006 and 2008. The evaluation also found that at each of the demonstration sites, the percentage of problem drinkers in 2006 was not significantly different from either the comparison site or the Air Force overall. As a result of the implementation of the EUDL initiative, however, the rate of problem drinkers at the five demonstration sites improved in relation to the comparison sites and the Air Force overall. The five demonstration sites were located in Montana, Hawaii, Arizona, and California. The findings from this evaluation indicate that implementation and enforcement of underage drinking laws has a significant impact on reducing the problem of underage drinkers. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption ; Legal drinking age ; Underage Drinking ; Alcohol abuse prevention ; Hawaiian Islands ; Washington ; Arizona ; California ; Military Base ; Prevention and Education (drug)
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of the Air Force
Headquarters US Air Force
United States of America

US Dept of Health and Human Services
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: GS–23F–806–2H, HHSN267200700003T
Contract Number: GS–23F–0115K, FA7014–07–F–A043
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.