- Advocacy – Public support for a particular cause or policy.
- Environmental approach – Strategies focused on changing aspects of the environment that contribute to the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Compliance checks – Law enforcement, the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC), coalitions, and liquor retailers work together to identify establishments that may have staff selling alcohol to underage youth. Establishments are provided signs, education, and tips to be in compliance with the law and are randomly checked by law enforcement to ensure staff are not selling to minors.
- Lobbying – Working to influence politicians or public officials on a particular cause or policy.
- Purchase surveys – Law enforcement, the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC), coalitions, and liquor retailers work together to ensure that people buying alcohol in establishments are of age and are carrying proper identification. For example a youthful looking person who is over age 21 attempts to purchase alcohol without identification. If the establishment asks to see her identification, they are rewarded with a small gift and the owners are notified — if not, the owners are notified but not cited.
- Social norms marketing – An environmental approach that uses mass media to correct misconceptions about alcohol use in a population. Learn more about social norms and social norms marketing.
- Strategic prevention framework (SPF) – The approach uses a 5-step process known to promote positive youth development, reduce risky behaviors, and prevent unhealthy behaviors among youth. Learn more about SPF.