Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center Publications
UDETC develops publications to assist states and communities in their efforts to enforce underage drinking laws and prevent environmental conditions that contribute to underage drinking.


“Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility,” National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, 2003. To order call the National Academies Press toll-free at 888-624-8373.


The Surgeon General's Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2007.


Numerous Publications on Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising can be found at The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth.

“A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges,” Final Report of the Task Force on College Drinking, 2002, and “How to Reduce High-Risk College Drinking: Use Proven Strategies, Fill Research Gaps,” Final Report of the Task Force on College Drinking’s Panel on Prevention and Treatment, 2002.


“Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol: SAMHSA Model Program,” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2001. For more information contact SAMHSA at 877-773-8546.


“The Environmental Approach to Community AOD Prevention: An Action Manual,” Friedner D. Wittman, 1997. Published by the State of California, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. Call 916-327-3728 or 800-879-2772 to obtain a copy.


“How To Use Local Regulatory and Land Use Powers To Prevent Underage Drinking,” James F. Mosher and Bob Reynolds, 1999. Prepared by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in support of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program. Call PIRE at 301-755-2700.


“Overcoming the Barriers: Implementing Environmental Approaches to Prevent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illegal Drug Problems,” James F. Mosher, David H. Jernigan and Robert W. Denniston, 1998. Prepared through the National Center for the Advancement of Prevention. Available from the Marin Institute at 415-456-5692.(


“Preventing Problems Related to Alcohol Availability: Environmental Approaches” (Three-Part Series: Practitioners’ Guide, Parent and Community Guide, and Reference Guide). Published by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information toll-free at 800-729-6686.


“Preventing Underage Alcohol Access: Essential Elements for Policy, Deterrence and Public Support,” Prevention Research Center, 2004.


“Strategies for Reducing Third-Party Transactions of Alcohol to Underage Youth,” Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 2000. Available at , or by calling PIRE toll-free at 877-335-1287.