Implement beverage service training programs: Sales to underage
This type of program can be implemented at the campus, community, or state level to require training of those who sell or serve alcohol to verify the age of young customers, recognize false identification documents, and refuse sales to those under the legal drinking age. Note: Rating based on studies of programs in a few establishments.
Effectiveness: = Lower effectiveness
Cost: $$$ = Higher
Barriers: (At college level) # = Lower; (At state/local level) ## = Moderate
Research Amount: **** = 5 or more longitudinal studies
Public Health Reach: Broad
Staffing Expertise Needed: Coordinator
Target Population: Underage students
Research Population: General
Effectiveness ratings are based on estimated success in achieving targeted outcomes. 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. Barriers to implementing a strategy include cost and opposition, among other factors. Public health reach refers to the number of students that a strategy affects. Strategies with a broad reach affect all students or a large group of students (e.g., all underage students); strategies with a focused reach affect individuals or small groups of students (e.g., sanctioned students). Research amount/quality refers to the number and design of studies.
Bolier L, Voorham L, Monshouwer K, Hasselt NV, & Bellis M. Alcohol and drug prevention in nightlife settings: A review of experimental studies. Substance Use and Misuse, 46(13):1569–91, 2011.
References from 2019 update
NIAAA, Alcohol Policy Information System, Beverage Service Training
For more information about intervention designs and implementation, check the articles in the References tab.