Alcohol policy is often the product of competing interests, values and ideologies, with the evidence suggesting that the conflicting interests between profit and health mean that working in partnership with the alcohol industry is likely to lead to ineffective policy. Opportunities for implementation of evidence-based alcohol policies that better serve the public good are clearer than ever before as a result of accumulating knowledge on which strategies work best.
Coalition leaders across Michigan share “shout outs” or 5 minute updates on what their coalition is working on.
Listen in to discover what MiPHY is, the resources available, what data the survey is collecting and how the data is being utilized. Further understand how Organizations and School Districts are involved when taking the survey.
Environmental scanning aims to identify your community’s risk factors that can contribute to underage or excessive alcohol consumption. Conducting a scan allows you to observe and document the 4 P’s: Price, Product, Promotion, and Placement. Recording these observations and pairing that information with other assessment data, such as youth survey data, allows you to create a clear picture of alcohol in your community. From that picture, you can then identify strategies to reduce underage and excessive use of alcohol.
Parents and educators will find the following short videos helpful in identifying the risks of youth drug and alcohol use. The University of Virginia’s Gordie Center released this video series in partnership with Region Ten Community Services Board. To learn more, go to https://regionten.org/blog/talk/.
The guides and manuals provide instructions to assist States in supporting communities in full implementing and evaluating the effects of environmental prevention strategies focused on alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems.
The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.
The Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use (TAPS) Tool consists of a combined screening component (TAPS-1) followed by a brief assessment (TAPS-2) for those who screen positive.
MADD is working to end drunk driving and give people alternaitives and show the results of driving under the influence.
Chairman Gagliardi and Commissioners Gonzales, Lasher, Olshove, and Toma
The CDC has organized a fact sheet about alcohol screening and brief intervention for individuals that consume alcohol while using opioids. It provides strategies and the importance of health care providers to screen for alcohol use before prescribing opioids to patients.