Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Policy Adoption

Restrictions on Access and Availability

For example, some towns enact policies that ban vending machines in public places. A number of stadiums, like Boston’s Fenway Park, restrict drinking beer after the seventh inning. There are also laws that set the legal drinking age at 21 or prevent merchants from selling to youth under 21.3

Some examples of policies to restrict access and availability of alcohol in order to reduce underage drinking include:


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