Preventing Underage Alcohol Use, Part 2: Strategies and Recommendations for Prevention (Webinar Recording - April 2023)

Preventing Underage Alcohol Use (April 2023 Series)
Part 2: Strategies and Recommendations for Prevention
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip
April 27, 2023, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST


This webinar will discuss evidence-based 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 specifically focused on early adolescents or college-age youth. Lastly, it will provide an overview of Federal underage alcohol prevention efforts.


Recognize the importance of providing evidence-based alcohol misuse prevention strategies
Describe evidence-based environmental strategies for preventing underage alcohol use
Describe evidence-based behavioral strategies for preventing underage alcohol use among younger adolescents and college-age youth
Identify 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.

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