Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Environmental-Level Strategies
Campus or community-based

Establish minimum unit pricinga

Under this strategy, colleges or local/state/federal government sets the minimum price at which alcohol is allowed to be sold in alcohol establishments. The price may be set based on a variety of units or measures, such as per drink, per container size, or per volume of ethanol. This ensures that the price of alcohol is not discounted so much that customers are encouraged to purchase and consume more alcohol than they might otherwise.

  • Effectiveness: = Higher effectiveness
  • Cost: $$ = Mid-range
  • Barriers: ### = Higher
  • Research Amount: **** = 5 or more 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.

An official website of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Looking for U.S. government information and services?