Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as 9 years old—about the dangers of alcohol. Their focus is to provide parents with information and tools to help them have open and ongoing conversations with their preteen and teen children about the dangers of underage alcohol use.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. Their website contains an abundance of resources related to alcohol and health, such as alcohol consumption information, alcohol’s effects on the body, alcohol use disorders and fetal alcohol exposure.
Ask, Listen, Learn – Ask, Listen, Learn is a completely FREE digital underage drinking prevention program for kids ages 9-13 (grades 4-7) and their parents and educators with the goal to reduce underage drinking.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – The CDC’s Alcohol and Public Health section of their website provides information on alcohol use and health, the minimum drinking age, binge drinking, underage drinking, caffeine and alcohol and risks associated with excessive alcohol use, as well as several related online tools.
Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) – APIS provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. Detailed, state-by-state, information is available for several policies in the categories of taxation, underage drinking, blood alcohol content limits, transportation, retail sales, alcohol control systems, pregnancy and alcohol and health care services and financing. State profiles of underage drinking laws and underage drinking maps and charts are also available.
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) – FAAR leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol. Their website contains research, initiatives and materials on drunk driving, underage drinking and binge drinking, as well as relevant news and resources.
Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth – The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America’s youth. Their website contains research reports, fact sheets and steps to take action on the issue.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics – NACoA is the national nonprofit membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents. Their mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families.