Implementing a reward and reminder underage drinking prevention program in convenience stores near southern california american Indian reservations.

16:01 EST 23rd November 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Implementing a reward and reminder underage drinking prevention program in convenience stores near southern california american Indian reservations."

Background: Underage drinking is associated with a number of social and public health consequences. Preventing access to alcohol is one approach to reducing underage drinking. Objectives: This study assesses the efficacy of a culturally tailored "reward and reminder" program aimed at reducing convenience store alcohol sales to youth living on or near nine American Indian reservations. Methods: First, tribal council proclamations were sought to support underage drinking prevention, including reward and reminder efforts. Then, decoys (volunteers over 21 years of age but judged to look younger) attempted to purchase alcohol without identification. Clerks who asked for identification were given "rewards" (gift cards and congratulatory letters), whereas clerks who did not were given "reminders" of the law regarding sales to minors. Following an initial baseline of 12 purchase attempts, three repeated reward and reminder visits were made to 13 convenience stores selling alcohol within 10 miles of the reservations (n = 51 total attempts). Results: Five of nine tribal councils passed resolutions in support of the program. The baseline sales rate without requesting ID was 33%. Similarly, 38% of stores in the first reward and reminder visit round failed to request identification. However, in the following two reward and reminder rounds, 0% of the stores failed to request identification. Conclusions: These results indicate that environmental community-level underage drinking prevention strategies to reduce alcohol sales near rural reservations are feasible and can be effective. Scientific Significance: Environmental prevention strategies within reservation communities support integrated supply and demand reduction models for reducing underage drinking.

Affiliation

Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation , Berkeley, CA , USA.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
ISSN: 1097-9891
Pages: 456-60

Links

PubMed Articles [8328 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Successfully Addressing Challenges to Implementing a Multinational SMS-based Reminder and Data Collection System in a Biomedical HIV Prevention Trial.

Alcohol facts labels on Four Loko: Will the Federal Trade Commission's order be effective in reducing hazardous drinking among underage youth?

Abstract Underage drinking accounts for 4400 alcohol-attributable deaths in the US each year. After several reports of the deaths of young people due to the consumption of the flavored-alcoholic bever...

A coaching workshop improves coach intention but does not translate to implementation of a acl injury prevention program.

There is limited evidence describing methods and challenges for implementing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs (IPP) in a "real-world" context.

Towards the development of laboratory methods for studying drinking games: Initial findings, methodological considerations, and future directions.

Abstract Background: Drinking games are prevalent among college students and are associated with increased alcohol use and negative alcohol-related consequences. There has been substantial growth in r...

Relationships between social host laws and underage drinking: findings from a study of 50 california cities.

ABSTRACT.

Clinical Trials [3191 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

The Use of Reminders in Implementing an E-learning Program in General Practice

To evaluate General Practitioners use and reuptake of an e-learning programme in diagnostic evaluation of dementia after an intervention consisting of three mailed reminder letters. There...

Optimizing Brief Alcohol Intervention for Underage Drinkers in the ER

The Emergency Department (ED) setting is a unique point of access for reaching underage drinkers (age 14-20). With the aid of computer technology, this study will screen underage drinkers ...

Evaluation of Many Men, Many Voices, An STD/HIV Prevention Intervention for Black MSM

The purpose of this program evaluation is to determine whether the "Many Men, Many Voices" HIV/STD prevention intervention is effective in reducing HIV sex risk behaviors and increasing HI...

Engaging General Practice in the Prevention of Patients With Alcohol Problems

The aim of the study is to test whether or not a tailored multi-component intervention program to increase the activity of general practice teams in the prevention of hazardous and harmful...

Point Of Care Testing In Danish General Practice

The aim of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of electronic reminder letters versus postal reminder letters on general practices adherence to clinical quality guidelines regarding Po...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.

Behaviors associated with the ingesting of water and other liquids; includes rhythmic patterns of drinking (time intervals - onset and duration), frequency and satiety.

Any situation where an animal or human is trained to respond differentially to two stimuli (e.g., approach and avoidance) under reward and punishment conditions and subsequently trained under reversed reward values (i.e., the approach which was previously rewarded is punished and vice versa).

Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.

The prevention of recurrences or exacerbations of a disease that already has been diagnosed. This also includes prevention of complications or after-effects of a drug or surgical procedure.

Search BioPortfolio:
Loading
Advertisement

Relevant Topics

Public Health
Latest News Clinical Trials Research Drugs Reports Corporate
Public health is the scientific, political and sociological approach by a society to maximise the health of the population through disease preventaion and mainenance of healthy life-styles. The mains areas of public health are epidemiology, biostatistics...

The Top 100 Pharmaceutical Companies
Latest News Clinical Trials Research Drugs Reports Corporate
Top 100 Pharmaceutical Companies 2012 (SCRIP 100 - http://www.scrip100.com/scrip100.html) Rank (2011 in Brackets) Company SEARCH FOR COMPANY IN BIOPORTFOLIO'S BIOCORPORATE DATABASE 2012 pharma sales...

Advertisement