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Preventing Underage Alcohol Use, Part 2: Strategies and Recommendations for Prevention
April 13, 2022

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Preventing Underage Alcohol Use    (April 2022 Series)
Part 2: Strategies and Recommendations for Prevention
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

April 13, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST


This webinar will discuss prevention strategies for addressing underage alcohol use. It will cover both environmental and behavioral interventions, as well as opportunities to implement or expand policies and address the social determinants of health. The webinar will review both general strategies and those targeting specific populations of focus: younger youth (ages 13 and under) and college-aged underage drinkers (ages 18 to 20). Lastly, it will provide an overview of Federal underage alcohol prevention efforts.


  • - Review evidence-based strategies for preventing underage alcohol use overall - Discuss alcohol use prevention strategies most relevant to younger youth - Discuss alcohol use prevention strategies most relevant to college-age youth - Summarize Federal prevention efforts to address underage alcohol use


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.

Emily Patton, MSEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.