As a resource for information about alcohol regulation and policy, NABCA offers the following resources and documents for research relating to beverage alcohol and public health. 

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking

In 2006, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act, Public Law 109-422. Among other provisions, the STOP Act formally established the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) and called for an annual Report to Congress to be submitted by the Secretary of HHS. This fifth Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking provides information on the nature and extent of the problem, and an overview of the federal government’s response. It also includes data on 25 state underage drinking policies and laws, enforcement activities associated with those policies, prevention programs, and state expenditures for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Download the Report to Congress on the Prevention of Reduction of Underage Drinking

A Report: National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The below link is to a pdf document the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors that provides summary paragraphs about alcohol and its health effects on consumption, underage drinking, trends in treatment, alcohol use by special populations, and the role of state substance abuse agencies.


Public Action Management

This document by Public Action Management (PAM) explores what local and state government officials face with the loosening of alcohol regulations with a stated goal of creating more outlets, increasing the days and hours of sale, and increasing convenience.

Click here to read the document.

Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

As the first ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, this document aims to inform the public landscape about how society thinks about substance misuse and substance use disorders while defining actions we can take to prevent and treat these conditions.

Click here to read the report.

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator

A new online resource is available to help people recognize and find high quality care for alcohol use disorder, which affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. The Alcohol Treatment Navigator, designed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool to help individuals and their loved ones navigate the often-complicated process of choosing treatment for alcohol problems. With many treatment options available, the navigator makes the search easier by telling them what they need to know - and what they need to do – to find appropriate, quality care and includes:

  • An overview of alcohol use disorder
  • A description of different kinds of professionally-led treatment options
  • Step-by-step instructions for searching several existing online directories of treatment providers, including information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
  • Ten questions to ask a provider, and 5 signs of quality to listen for
  • A downloadable Toolkit to help organize and simplify the search process

Click here to access the Alcohol Treatment Navigator.