Researchers & Policy Makers

Find resources for researchers and policy makers about underage and harmful drinking prevention. These resources may cover funding opportunities, scientific research, and capacity-building and infrastructure support, among other information.

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Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use National YRBS: 1991-2011

This chart from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey shows the prevalence of alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991 to 2009.

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses alchohol poisoning, the deadly consequence of binge drinking.

Binge Drinking: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking among women and girls. Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a...

College Drinking Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the consequences of harmful and underage college drinking, factors affectingstudent drinking, and strategies for addressing college drinking. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuseand Alcoholism; 2017)...

NHTSA Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

NHTSA publishes fact sheets reporting on fatal traffic crashes each year. The Young Driver Traffic Safety Facts sheetexternal link disclaimer includes crash and fatality statistics for drivers between ages 15...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives: Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series is a new resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in this series, Lessons Learned...

2012 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2014 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2015 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2016 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2017 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2018 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2019 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2020 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use National YRBS: 1991-2011

This chart from the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey shows the prevalence of alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991 to 2009.

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses alchohol poisoning, the deadly consequence of binge drinking.

Binge Drinking: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

This January 2015 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking among women and girls. Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a...

College Drinking Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the consequences of harmful and underage college drinking, factors affectingstudent drinking, and strategies for addressing college drinking. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuseand Alcoholism; 2017)...

NHTSA Traffic Safety Fact Sheets

NHTSA publishes fact sheets reporting on fatal traffic crashes each year. The Young Driver Traffic Safety Facts sheetexternal link disclaimer includes crash and fatality statistics for drivers between ages 15...

College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives: Lessons Learned at Frostburg State University

The College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives video series is a new resource that showcases underage drinking prevention strategies on and around college campuses across the nation. The first video in this series, Lessons Learned...

2012 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2014 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2015 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2016 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2017 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2018 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2019 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

2020 Talk. They Hear You Campaign Annual Report

Talk. They Hear You seeks to increase parents’ and caregivers’ awareness of the prevalence and risk of underage drinking and other substance use; and equip them with resources. (149)...

Resources

Monitoring the Future

Since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has sponsored the annual Monitoring the Future Survey, which measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of prescription drugs) and mental...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The...

Youth Online

Youth Online, a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 1991 to 2009. Data...

2011: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits

This publication presents national estimates of drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments for 2011, based on data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). Also presented are comparisons of 2011...

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 1994–2007, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Fatal Crashes and Fatalities Involving Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

This factsheet, using 2008 data, summarizes alcohol-related fatalities, including those in which drivers were ages 16 to 20 years old. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; no...

Alcohol Retailers Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking

Retailers play an essential role in reducing access to alcohol by underage youth. They can take steps to make sure that teens can't buy alcohol from their stores, and they...

Alcohol Policy Information System

The APIS website provides detailed information on 35 alcohol-related policies at the state and federal levels. Detailed information by state is available for each policy. Click on Highlight on Underage...

Juvenile Justice Bulletin: Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders

This bulletin describes what is known about the relationships among adolescent substance use, criminal activity, and treatment, based on current research and data from Pathways to Desistance, an Office of...

Community Coalitions Working Collaboratively Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education to Address Underage Drinking (September 18, 2013)

This webinar explores prevention research that strongly supports the use of comprehensive, integrated programs with multiple complementary components to address underage drinking. Panelists are Traci Toomey, Ph.D., Alcohol Epidemiology Project,...

Supreme Court ruling on Tennessee’s residency requirements to sell alcohol

In 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to rule against the Tennessee state alcohol review board’s requirement that applicants for a liquor license must have lived in...

2015 Health Related Behavior (HRB) Survey: Active Duty Service Members

This U.S. Department of Defense survey contains items about diet; exercise; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; gender-specific issues; oral health; safety; and deployment.

Alcohol Portal

This portal provides data, statistics, and information about excessive alcohol use.

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI)

ARDI is an online application that provides national and state estimates of alcohol-related health impacts, including deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL).

Binge Drinking: Nationwide Problems, Local Solutions

This January 2012 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking throughout the US. New estimates show that binge drinking* is a bigger problem than previously thought; binge...

Current and Binge Drinking Among High School Students - United States, 1991-2015

This May 2017 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( MMWR) series addresses excessive drinking among High School Students.

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

The 2016 Surgeon General's Report is the first report to be dedicated to substance misuse and related disorders.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Often called the voice of CDC, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, accurate, and objective public health information and...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's mission is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being,...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA)

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply...

NIAAA Spectrum

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) NIAAA Spectrum is a triannual webzine with feature articles, short news updates, and colorful graphics about NIAAA and the alcohol research...

SAMHSA Short Reports on Underage Drinking

NSDUH Data Review: Risk and Protective Factors and Initiation of Substance Use: Results From the 2016National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This report uses NSDUH data to assess changes in people’s perceptions of great risk of harm associatedwith alcohol and other drug use and the perceived availability of substances. Trends are...

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Short Reports on Underage Drinking

The NSDUH Report: State Estimates of Underage Alcohol Use and Self-Purchase of Alcohol: 2008 to 2010

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking

Surveillance Report #107: Trends in underage drinking in the United States: 1991-2015

This report is one of a series of reports that monitor trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-relatedmorbidity and mortality. It is intended to be useful to researchers, planners, policymakers, and...

The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts

This issue of The CBHSQ Report presents facts about young adults' substance use, including informationon the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receiptof substance...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Amoung Full-Time College Students

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Substance Use Among 12th Grade Aged Youths, by Dropout Status

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Underage Binge Alcohol Use Varies Within and Across States

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2015

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2017, compares the percentageof students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been drinking...

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2017

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current, binge,and lifetime alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2015. Percentage of...

Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies — United States, 2011–2013

This February 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( MMWR) series addresses the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy.

The NSDUH Report: Trends in Exposure to Substance Use Prevention Messages among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Youth Online (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System)

The YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a national school-based...

Monitoring the Future

Since 1975, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has sponsored the annual Monitoring the Future Survey, which measures drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of prescription drugs) and mental...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The...

Youth Online

Youth Online, a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lets you analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System data from 1991 to 2009. Data...

2011: National Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits

This publication presents national estimates of drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments for 2011, based on data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). Also presented are comparisons of 2011...

Easy Access to FBI Arrest Statistics

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a database of arrest statistics for 1994–2007, by offense, and for adults, juveniles, or all ages. Arrest statistics for youth ages...

Traffic Safety Facts: Alcohol-Impaired Driving: Fatal Crashes and Fatalities Involving Alcohol-Impaired Drivers

This factsheet, using 2008 data, summarizes alcohol-related fatalities, including those in which drivers were ages 16 to 20 years old. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation; no...

Alcohol Retailers Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking

Retailers play an essential role in reducing access to alcohol by underage youth. They can take steps to make sure that teens can't buy alcohol from their stores, and they...

Alcohol Policy Information System

The APIS website provides detailed information on 35 alcohol-related policies at the state and federal levels. Detailed information by state is available for each policy. Click on Highlight on Underage...

Juvenile Justice Bulletin: Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders

This bulletin describes what is known about the relationships among adolescent substance use, criminal activity, and treatment, based on current research and data from Pathways to Desistance, an Office of...

Community Coalitions Working Collaboratively Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education to Address Underage Drinking (September 18, 2013)

This webinar explores prevention research that strongly supports the use of comprehensive, integrated programs with multiple complementary components to address underage drinking. Panelists are Traci Toomey, Ph.D., Alcohol Epidemiology Project,...

Supreme Court ruling on Tennessee’s residency requirements to sell alcohol

In 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to rule against the Tennessee state alcohol review board’s requirement that applicants for a liquor license must have lived in...

2015 Health Related Behavior (HRB) Survey: Active Duty Service Members

This U.S. Department of Defense survey contains items about diet; exercise; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; gender-specific issues; oral health; safety; and deployment.

Alcohol Portal

This portal provides data, statistics, and information about excessive alcohol use.

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI)

ARDI is an online application that provides national and state estimates of alcohol-related health impacts, including deaths and years of potential life lost (YPLL).

Binge Drinking: Nationwide Problems, Local Solutions

This January 2012 edition of the CDC Vital Signs series addresses Binge Drinking throughout the US. New estimates show that binge drinking* is a bigger problem than previously thought; binge...

Current and Binge Drinking Among High School Students - United States, 1991-2015

This May 2017 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( MMWR) series addresses excessive drinking among High School Students.

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

The 2016 Surgeon General's Report is the first report to be dedicated to substance misuse and related disorders.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Often called the voice of CDC, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) series is CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, accurate, and objective public health information and...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's mission is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being,...

National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA)

The National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply...

NIAAA Spectrum

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) NIAAA Spectrum is a triannual webzine with feature articles, short news updates, and colorful graphics about NIAAA and the alcohol research...

SAMHSA Short Reports on Underage Drinking

NSDUH Data Review: Risk and Protective Factors and Initiation of Substance Use: Results From the 2016National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This report uses NSDUH data to assess changes in people’s perceptions of great risk of harm associatedwith alcohol and other drug use and the perceived availability of substances. Trends are...

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Short Reports on Underage Drinking

The NSDUH Report: State Estimates of Underage Alcohol Use and Self-Purchase of Alcohol: 2008 to 2010

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking

Surveillance Report #107: Trends in underage drinking in the United States: 1991-2015

This report is one of a series of reports that monitor trends in alcohol consumption and alcohol-relatedmorbidity and mortality. It is intended to be useful to researchers, planners, policymakers, and...

The CBHSQ Report: A Day in the Life of Young Adults: Substance Use Facts

This issue of The CBHSQ Report presents facts about young adults' substance use, including informationon the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receiptof substance...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Monthly Variation in Substance Use Initiation Amoung Full-Time College Students

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Substance Use Among 12th Grade Aged Youths, by Dropout Status

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

The NSDUH Report: Underage Binge Alcohol Use Varies Within and Across States

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Trends in the Prevalence of Alcohol Use: National YRBS: 1991-2015

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Surveys from 1991–2017, compares the percentageof students in grades 9 to 12 who rode with a driver who had been drinking...

Trends in the Prevalence of Behaviors that Contribute to Unintentional Injury: National YRBS: 1991-2017

This chart, based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, shows the prevalence of current, binge,and lifetime alcohol use by students in grades 9 to 12 from 1991–2015. Percentage of...

Vital Signs: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies — United States, 2011–2013

This February 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( MMWR) series addresses the risks associated with drinking during pregnancy.

The NSDUH Report: Trends in Exposure to Substance Use Prevention Messages among Adolescents

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), conducted annually by SAMHSA, provides nationaland state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs (including nonmedical use of...

Youth Online (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System)

The YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a national school-based...

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