This chart includes examples of prevention interventions that are a good conceptual fit for a variety of risk factors for underage drinking.
|RISK FACTORS||POSSIBLE INTERVENTIONS|
Party hosts and people furnishing alcohol believe that they will not be caught or punished.
Community norms support the practice of adults hosting drinking parties for teens as an inevitable “rite of passage.”
Parents feel that their children will drink anyway, so they prefer that they are “safe” and drink at home.
Parents are not monitoring their home alcohol supply.
Low prices make alcohol accessible to youth.
Clerks don’t check IDs.
Clerks do not know how to recognize fake IDs.
Retail merchants laws are not enforced.
Lack of enforcement by police of underage drinking laws.
Lack of prosecution by judges of underage drinking laws.
|Promoting Alcohol Use|
Alcohol use is promoted through advertising, movies, music.
Peer norms favor alcohol use.
Parent or sibling uses alcohol (or there is the perception that a parent or sibling uses alcohol).
Parental monitoring of their children (or perception of monitoring) is limited.
Parental care or involvement with their children is low.
|Perception of Harm|
Perception of harm from alcohol use is low.
Developed under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies contract. Reference #HHSS277200800004C. For training and/or technical assistance purposes only.