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Environmental-Level Strategies
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Enact responsible beverage service training laws

Responsible beverage service training laws, enacted at the local or state level, mandate that all or some servers, managers, and/or license holders at alcohol establishments receive formal training on how to responsibly serve alcohol. Training includes ways to recognize signs of intoxication, methods for checking age identification, and intervention techniques. Note: Rating based on research on the effect of a statewide law.

  • Effectiveness: = Moderate effectiveness
  • Cost: $$$ = Higher
  • Barriers: ## = Moderate
  • Research Amount: *** = 5 or more cross-sectional studies or 1 to 4 longitudinal studies
  • Public Health Reach: Broad
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Policy advocate
  • Target Population: All students
  • Research Population: General

NOTE: Cost ratings are based on a consensus among research team members of the relative program and staff costs for adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy. Actual costs will vary by institution, depending on size, existing programs, and other campus and community factors.

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