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The research and resources found on this site were produced within the past 5 years by the 15 federal agencies that are members of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD). Use the filters on the left to find current information on the complex causes and consequences of underage drinking as well as effective prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches. You also may search by audience to find out more about the role of different groups in protecting young people from early alcohol use and promoting their overall health and well-being.

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Visible alcohol advertisements and the relationship with violence

Researchers studied the relationship between the presence of alcohol advertisements on the exteriors of outlets selling alcohol and occasions of violent crime near the outlets in Baltimore, Maryland. They found that almost half of the outlets in the city had alcohol advertisements on their exteriors that were visible, and that the outlets with visible advertisements were more likely to have violent crime happen nearby than outlets without visible exterior alcohol advertising.

The article, “Alcohol advertising and violence,” was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Trends in substance use by gender and sexual minority status

To investigate trends and disparities in substance use by sexual minorities and heterosexuals, researchers analyzed data on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use from the National Alcohol Survey from 2000 to 2015. They found that among women, sexual minorities used more of each substance than heterosexuals. Among men, sexual minorities engaged in less high-intensity drinking but more marijuana use, including co-occurring alcohol and marijuana use, compared to heterosexuals. Marijuana use, both by itself and co-occurring with alcohol, increased from 2000 to 2015, particularly among heterosexual participants. Levels of harmful drinking stayed the same over the time period among heterosexual women, but were higher and more variable among sexual minority women.

The article, “Harmful drinking, tobacco, and marijuana use in the 2000–2015 National Alcohol Surveys: Examining differential trends by sexual identity,” was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. It was published in the journal Substance Abuse.


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