Chronology Of Alcohol Policy
(1981 – 2013)
This conference series has aided the development of a number of national and international initiatives, including national prevention policies (increase in minimum legal drinking age to 21; health warnings on alcoholic beverage containers; promotion of recommendations from a Surgeon General's workshop on impaired driving; articulation of Healthy People goals; decrease in blood alcohol limit for determination of driving while impaired; excise tax increase) and local actions (enforcement of laws pertaining to underage alcohol sales and possession; responsible sales and service practices; controls on alcohol availability at sports stadiums and during public events; and encouragement of faith-based initiatives).
From the outset in 1981, the Alcohol Policy conference has been a forum for researchers, community practitioners, and public officials to meet and exchange findings, explore evidence-based solutions, and consider adoption of policies aimed at minimizing risks associated with alcohol use. When held in conjunction with state and regional sponsors, e.g., South Carolina (1981, 1984, 1987, and 1994), California (1985, 2008), New York (1986), Michigan (1988), and Oregon (1990), AP conferences have served to spark collaborative prevention campaigns.
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CHRONOLOGY OF CONFERENCES
16. April 3-5, 2013, Building Blocks for Sound Alcohol Policies - Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Washington, DC - convened by the Silver Gate Group with cooperation from many stakeholders and others.
15. December 5-7, 2010, Policies for Reducing Problems Associated With Alcohol Availability - Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC - convened by the Silver Gate Group with cooperation from many stakeholders and others.
14. January 27 - 30, 2008, Engaging States and Local Communities in Prevention Policies - Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, California - sponsored by the California Council on Alcohol Policy with cooperation from the County Alcohol & Drug Program Administrators Association of California, and partially supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
13. March 13 – 15, 2003, Building Bridges Between Research and Practice - Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston - sponsored by Education Development Center, Inc., with cooperation from a variety of national, state, and regional organizations.
11. May 1998, Under the Influence: Creating Alcohol-Safe Communities – Inter-Continental, Chicago – sponsored by American Medical Association.
10. May 1996, Reducing Risk among Young Adults – Chelsea Delta, Toronto – sponsored by Addiction Research Foundation (now Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).
9. January 1994 - Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina – sponsored by South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
8. March 1992, Alcohol Policy and Community Action: Agendas for Today – Sheraton Washington (now Marriott Wardman Park), Washington – sponsored by the National Association for Public Health Policy.
7. March 1990 - Hilton, Portland, Oregon – sponsored by Oregon Department of Health Services.
6. November 1988 - Ann Arbor, Michigan – sponsored by Michigan Department of Health Services.
5. October 1987 - Omni (now Charleston Place) – sponsored by South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
4. November 1986, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York – sponsored by New York State Office of Alcoholism (now Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services).
3. October 1985, Alcoholic Beverage Control: Prescription for Prevention, Bahia Hotel, San Diego – sponsored by San Diego County HealthCare Agency (now Department of Health and Human Services) and University of California, San Diego.
2. September 1984, Mills House, Charleston, South Carolina – sponsored by South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
1. September 1981, Mills House, Charleston, South Carolina – sponsored by South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.