This Prevention Tactic describes the impact of trauma on individuals and communities; defines the key components of a trauma-informed approach, and how they differ from current prevention efforts; and provides examples from cities that are using a trauma-informed approach to > read more
Restaurants that “Morph” into Bars and Nightclubs in California Communities: What’s the Problem and What Can Be Done About It?
This Policy Brief provides historical background describing how morphing restaurants have emerged over several decades to become a growing problem; reviews what the California ABC can and cannot do to help local jurisdictions address problems with morphing; and describes steps > read more
Public Convenience or Necessity? Regulating Retail Alcohol Outlets in California: Challenges and Opportunities
This guide is written for those who work in local government and for those community members seeking to engage in licensing and land use regulation of retail alcohol outlets in California.
This article is about turning ideas into action. What are the nuts and bolts that constitute change mechanisms? What are the evidence-based interventions that support the theory of change? This Tactic explores how community norms on alcohol and drug use > read more
Responsible beverage service (RBS) is an environmental prevention strategy that researchers have found to be effective in reducing hazardous alcohol use among bar and restaurant patrons. This publication outlines the minimum standards for effective RBS training and provides a framework > read more
The purpose of this publication is to assist prevention professionals in developing policy strategies to address the problems associated with high-risk and underage drinking in their communities. This paper provides an overview of policy strategies, current research on their effectiveness, > read more
Environmental prevention is a systems approach designed to change structures and community norms that facilitate underage and hazardous drinking. This publication provides an overview of research on environmental prevention, discusses the key elements of an environmental prevention model, and provides > read more
Media advocacy is the strategic use of media to gain public and policymaker support for policy goals. Media advocacy also contributes to community norms change. This paper describes these key concepts in media advocacy, how media advocacy fits in the > read more
This Tactic explains how community norms change, how ideas are initially championed by a small, innovative, and persistent group until slowly the idea takes hold. Slowly, the idea hits a critical mass and acceptance becomes the norm and “laggards” are > read more
This Tactic focuses on the social norms approach to prevention of alcohol and drug abuse. We explore the underlying theory of social norms based prevention strategies, research that has documented common misperceptions on alcohol and drug use, a case study > read more