Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. It happens in many forms and includes binge drinking, heavy drinking, underage drinking, and any drinking by pregnant women. Each of these behaviors presents risks to the individual who is engaging in the behavior as well as their community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined both short- and long- term health and social consequences of excessive consumption. Nebraska is ranked among the worst states in the country for several alcohol-related harms. This guide provides an overview of the research and summarizes evidence-based strategies that communities can implement to prevent and reduce excessive alcohol consumption and its related harms.
- PowerPoint Presentation (with slide to input local data)
- Summary Handout
- Supplemental Sources List