• 2010 Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey: A Look at Adult Attitudes, Perceptions, and Norms

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy; McMullen, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2012-07-12)
      The Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey (AUDS) was conducted to assess adults’ recent exposure to Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol media campaign about underage drinking, as well as adult attitudes, norms, and perceptions regarding the underage drinking problem in Anchorage. Our interest was in understanding community perceptions regarding the extent of the underage drinking problem, underage access to alcohol through social and retail outlets, consequences of underage drinking, and laws and policies designed to reduce underage drinking and the consequences stemming from it. The survey contained six major sections: (1) underage drinking problem, (2) adult influences on underage drinking, (3) alcohol consumption, (4) responses to underage drinking, (5) public service advertisements, and (6) respondent background information.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2013)

      Rivera, Marny; Coté, Shirley; Chamard, Sharon; Green, Melissa S.; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-06-01)
      The Summer 2013 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles on reducing sales of alcohol to underage persons, leading causes of death including homicide and suicide, experience of racism in Anchorage, selection and evaluation of Alaska judges since 1984, and an update from the Criminal Justice Working Group.
    • Analysis of Strategies Designed to Reduce Sales of Alcohol and Tobacco to Underage Persons: A Preliminary Report

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2012-01-19)
      Alaska has one of the highest per capita alcohol consumption rates in the nation, and the prevalence of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse at 14 percent is twice the national average of seven percent. Of special concern is the prevention of alcohol use by adolescents. This study, prepared for the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC), focuses on identifying ways that enforcement practices for alcohol sales could be modified to achieve higher compliance rates with age-of-sale laws, comparable to those seen in tobacco enforcement. Recommendations are made in the areas of enforcement efforts, funding and resources, enlisting a multiple-pronged strategy, and onging data collection and evaluation.
    • Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey: Assessing Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs About the Underage Drinking Problem and Responses to It

      Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-04-17)
      This slide presentation, prepared for a town hall meeting in Anchorage, AK, presents results from a survey conducted in 2010-2011 of a random sample of adult Anchorage residents on adult perceptions of underage drinking and responses to it.
    • Problems and Costs Associated With Underage Drinking

      Parker, Khristy (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-01-01)
      This research overview presents the most recent information (2007) on the public problems and costs of underage drinking in the U.S. and in Alaska, and describes Alaska's response. In 2007, Alaska was ranked 39th among U.S. states for total costs of underage drinking, but had the highest costs of underage drinking per youth, nearly twice the national average.
    • Strategies to Reduce Sales of Alcohol and Tobacco to Underage Persons

      Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-06-12)
      Effective compliance checks and enforcement of laws regarding sale sof age-restricted products such as alcohol and tobacco are associated with reductions in underage use of such those substances. This slide show presents recent research and offers recommendations to reduce underage sales of alcohol and tobacco to underage persons in Alaska.
    • Underage Drinking: Research, Evaluation, and Related Efforts

      Rivera, Marny; Casto, L. Diane (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04-04)
      This presentation summarizes existing research on and effort to reduce underage drinking in Alaska, emphasizing the value of research to assist in addressing minor consuming alcohol (MCA) enforcement and response.
    • Youth Alcohol Access, Consumption, and Consequences in Anchorage, Alaska: 2012 Update

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy; McMullen, Jennifer (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-12-10)
      This report identifies indicators of underage drinking in Anchorage, Alaska, which can be used in assessing changes brought about by strategies designed to reduce underage access to alcohol and consequences associated with underage drinking. Indicators are addressed under the categories of underage access to alcohol, social norms and perceptions associated with underage drinking, alcohol consumption patterns, and consequences of underage drinking. Consequences examined include school-related consequences, risky behavior, and legal consequences of underage drinking. Alcohol abuse by people under 21 years of age requiring substance abuse treatment, health and safety consequences of underage drinking, and economic consequences of underage drinking are also discussed.
    • Youth Alcohol Access, Consumption, and Consequences in Anchorage, Alaska: Identification of Indicators

      Rivera, Marny; McMullen, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2010-12-15)
      This report identifies indicators of underage drinking in Anchorage, Alaska, which can be used in assessing changes brought about by strategies designed to reduce underage access to alcohol and consequences associated with underage drinking. Indicators are addressed under the categories of underage access to alcohol, social norms and perceptions associated with underage drinking, alcohol consumption patterns, and consequences of underage drinking. Consequences examined include school-related consequences, risky behavior, and legal consequences of underage drinking. Alcohol abuse by people under 21 years of age requiring substance abuse treatment, health and safety consequences of underage drinking, and economic consequences of underage drinking are also discussed.