Prohibit home delivery of alcohol
Under this strategy, local or state governments prohibit home delivery of alcohol, either by local establishments or over the Internet, with the intent of preventing underage alcohol sales.
Effectiveness: X = Too few robust studies to rate effectiveness—or mixed results
Cost: $ = Lower
Barriers: ## = Moderate
Research Amount: ** = 2 to 4 studies but no longitudinal studies
Public Health Reach: Broad
Staffing Expertise Needed: Policy advocate
Target Population: Underage students
Research Population: Not available
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.
- Fletcher LA, Toomey TL, Wagenaar AC, Short B, & Willenbring ML. Alcohol home delivery services: A source of alcohol for underage drinkers. Journal on Studies of Alcohol and Drugs, 61(1):81–4, 2000.
- Kuo MC, Wechsler H, Greenberg P, & Lee H. The marketing of alcohol to college students: The role of low prices and special promotions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 25(3):204–11, 2003.
References from 2019 update
- Van Hoof, J.J.; Van den Wildenberg, E.; and De Bruijn, D. Compliance with legal age restrictions on adolescent alcohol sales for alcohol home delivery services (AHDS). Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse 23(6):359–361, 2014.
Resources identified only for strategies rated effective.