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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2011

Alcohol – Excessive Consumption: Privatization of Retail Alcohol Sales

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends against the further privatization of alcohol sales in settings with current government control of retail sales based on strong evidence that privatization results in increased per capita alcohol consumption, a well-established proxy for excessive consumption. The privatization of retail alcohol sales is the repeal of government (i.e., nation, state, county, city, or other geo-political unit) control over the retail sales of one or more types of alcoholic beverages, thus allowing commercial retailing of those beverages.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Substance Abuse
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Alcohol – Excessive Consumption: Privatization of Retail Alcohol Sales [Internet]. 2016 Apr [cited 2016 Dec 30]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/alcohol-excessive-consumption-privatization-retail-alcohol-sales