Center for Alcohol Policy Marks Alcohol Awareness Month

mixed-drinksThis April, the Center for Alcohol Policy  (CAP) joins organizations across the country in recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign designated by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to raise awareness of the problems that alcohol abuse can cause for individuals, their families and their communities.

“Alcohol Awareness Month is a great opportunity to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and its regulation – which aligns perfectly with the mission of the Center for Alcohol Policy,” said Jim Hall, former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board and current member of the CAP Advisory Council. Read more…

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to Deliver Keynote Address at Alcohol Law and Policy Conference

AttyGenHood-webMississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will deliver the keynote address at the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Seventh Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference to be held September 3 – 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. This annual event brings together experts in the field of alcohol law – including state regulators, attorneys general, educators and industry officials – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and policies. Learn more…

Law Student Wins First Place in Center for Alcohol Policy’s Sixth Annual Essay Contest

Warren Adegunle

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) is pleased to announce that Warren Adegunle, a student at the University of Georgia School of Law, is the winner of its Sixth Annual Essay Contest. The CAP national essay contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation. The topic of the 2013 contest was: “This year marks the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. Has it achieved its intended purpose?” 

Adegunle’s essay, “Achieving Success,” notes the 21st Amendment’s purpose “to wrest from the federal government and to give back to the states the power to regulate alcohol and … to alleviate some of the negative social consequences that Prohibition had wrought on America.” Read more…

Center for Alcohol Policy Educational Video Honored by National Publication

The Center for Alcohol Policy’s educational video, The Origin of Today’s Alcohol Regulatory System, has been honored with a silver award in the TRENDS All Media Contest in the “CD, Video, Podcast or PSA” category. The video highlights the Center’s republication of the book Toward Liquor Control, which outlined how states could regulate the alcohol industry and safely sell and serve alcohol following the repeal of Prohibition, and how the book is still helping shape policy today. The video also contrasts the effective American regulatory system with the United Kingdom, which has deregulated alcohol over several decades and now faces myriad alcohol-related problems as a result. Read more…

Center for Alcohol Policy Partners with Bill of Rights Institute to Offer Lesson Plan for Educators

US-ConstitutionThanks to the work of the Bill of Rights Institute and the support of the Center for Alcohol Policy, educators across the country now have access to a comprehensive “Toast the Constitution!” lesson plan to teach students about the rise and fall of national Prohibition. Developed in partnership with the National Constitution Center’s American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibit, the lesson plan teaches students about the origins of the 18th Amendment, the individuals and groups who fought for and against Prohibition, the events that led to its eventual repeal and the creation of state-based alcohol regulation with the passage of the 21st Amendment. Read more…


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