According to the authors of a Community Guide systematic review, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that privatization of off-premises alcohol sale is associated with increases in alcohol consumption and other alcohol-related harms.
The Problem: Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for many public health harms. Impaired driving is one of the largest contributors to motor vehicle crashes. Each year in the United States more than 10,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2010, these crashes accounted for almost a third of all U.S. traffic-related deaths. CDC: Impaired Driving Factsheet.
This dataset examines some of the characteristics of laws and regulations governing reporting requirements, database access, data retention, and penalties for unlawful disclosure of data for US prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP).
This dataset includes information on laws that authorize formal overdose prevention programs; prescriptions to people who are not themselves at risk of overdose, but may be in contact with someone who is; and possession and administration of naloxone by lay people.
This dataset examines which U.S. states have Good Samaritan laws, and outlines various characteristics of those laws, including how those laws protect citizens from controlled substance possession laws, alcohol related crime laws, drug paraphernalia laws, and probation and parole violations, as well as whether Good Samaritan laws are considered a mitigating factor in sentencing.