Alcohol Policies in U.S. and International Context

Countries and regions within countries vary in drinking patterns, demographics, economic development, disease-burden and cultural conditions. These variations support the tailoring of alcohol policies to address the particular circumstances faced by each country and region. However, there is evidence that specific regulations, such as higher tax rates, restrictions on alcohol availability, including hours, days and locations of sales and minimum legal drinking age, are effective policy interventions regardless of jurisdiction.

The Alcohol Policy Environment, Enforcement and Consumption in the United States

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Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among Young People in the US

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Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization in the United States

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    Date: 2017
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  4. Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization in the United States
    Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Coleman SM, Lira MC, Hadland SE, Cooper SE, Swahn MH. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 78(5), 781-788.
    Date: 2017
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    Erickson DJ, Lenk KM, Toomey TL, Nelson TF, Jones-Webb R. Drug and Alcohol Review. 35(1), 6-12.
    Date: 2016
  6. The Weakness of Stern Alcohol Control Policies
    Poikolainen K. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 51(1), 93-97.
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  7. Long‐Term Effects of Changes in Swedish Alcohol Policy: Can Alcohol Policies Effective During Adolescence Impact Consumption During Adulthood?
    Raninen J, Härkönen J, Landberg J. Addiction. 111(6), 1021-1026.
    Date: 2016
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    Ritter A, Livingston M, Chalmers J, Berends L, Reuter P. International Journal of Drug Policy. 31, 39-50.
    Date: 2016
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    Hadland SE, Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Heeren TC, Swahn MH, Naimi TS. Preventing Chronic Disease. 12, E177.
    Date: 2015
  10. The Alcohol Policy Environment and Policy Subgroups as Predictors of Binge Drinking Measures Among US Adults
    Xuan Z, Blanchette J, Nelson TF, Heeren T, Oussayef N, Naimi TS. American Journal of Public Health. 105(4), 816-822.
    Date: 2015
  11. An Analysis of Changes in the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages: The Interaction Among Consumption, Related Harms, Contextual Factors and Alcoholic Beverage Control Policies
    Allamani A, Pepe P, Baccini M, Massini G, Voller F. Substance Use & Misuse. 49, 1692-1715.
    Date: 2014
  12. Italy Between Drinking Culture and Control Policies for Alcoholic Beverages
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    Date: 2014
  13. Analyzing and Comparing the Association Between Control Policy Measures and Alcohol Consumption in Europe
    Baccini M, Carreras G. Substance Use & Misuse. 49(12), 1684-1691.
    Date: 2014
  14. Analyzing the Effect of Selected Control Policy Measures and Sociodemographic Factors on Alcoholic Beverage Consumption in Europe Within the Amphora Project: Statistical Methods
    Baccini M, Carreras G. Substance Use & Misuse. 49(12), 1546-1554.
    Date: 2014
  15. Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Reflection of National Drinking Patterns and Policy?
    Bendtsen P, Damsgaard MT, Huckle T, Casswell S, Kuntsche E, Arnold P, Holstein BE. Addiction. 109(11), 1857-1868.
    Date: 2014
  16. Are Alcohol Policies Associated with Alcohol Consumption in Low‐ and Middle‐Income Countries?
    Cook WK, Bond J, Greenfield TK. Addiction. 109(7), 1081-1090.
    Date: 2014
  17. Measuring the Strength of State‐Level Alcohol Control Policies
    Erickson DJ, Lenk KM, Toomey TL, Nelson TF, Jones-Webb R, Mosher JF. World Medical & Health Policy. 6(3), 171-186.
    Date: 2014
  18. Australian Alcohol Policy 2001-2013 and Implications for Public Health
    Howard SJ, Gordon R, Jones SC. BMC Public Health. 14(1), 848.
    Date: 2014
  19. Effects of the Local Alcohol Environment on Adolescents' Drinking Behaviors and Beliefs
    Paschall MJ, Lipperman-Kreda S, Grube JW. Addiction. 109(3), 407-416.
    Date: 2014
  20. Can Policy Overcome Tradition? Assessing Russia's Ongoing Anti‐Alcohol Campaign
    Schrad ML. World Medical & Health Policy. 6(3), 292-307.
    Date: 2014
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