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Useful Links to National organizations and Resources

For more related information, please visit the following web sites:

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
The national institute of which Prevention Research Center is a part, and that promotes, undertakes, and evaluates activities, studies, and programs that improve individual and public health, welfare, and safety.

Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is an electronic resource that provides authoritative, detailed, and comparable information on alcohol-related policies and cannabis-related policies in the United States, at both State and Federal levels.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
The Data Resource Center (DRC) for Child and Adolescent Health website puts national, state and regional survey findings right at your fingertips!

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
An institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

The STOP Act Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMSHA)

In 2006, Congress enacted the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act), Public Law 109-422. Among other provisions, the STOP Act calls for the submission of an annual Report to Congress on the consequences of underage drinking and Federal and State policies to prevent and reduce it. Eight reports have been submitted to Congress to date, most recently the 2016 Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking. The 2016 Report includes:

  • An overview of underage drinking prevention.
  • A summary of the research on underage drinking prevalence and problems, and descriptions of Federal programs addressing the issue.
  • An evaluation of “Talk. They Hear You,” the Underage Drinking Prevention National Media Campaign Analysis of 26 state underage drinking prevention policies.
  • A summary of responses from a survey of all 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) regarding their prevention programs, efforts to enforce underage drinking laws, interagency collaborations, and state expenditures on underage drinking prevention.
  • Reports for each of the 50 states and D.C. describing the status of the state’s 26 underage drinking prevention policies and providing the state’s responses to the survey described above.