Responsible Drinking: A Synthesis of Literature

Principal Investigators: Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS & Heather M. Gray, PhD
Funder: The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility 
Timeline: 2018

Jurisdictions and beverage alcohol companies alike often require and invest in responsible drinking programs and activities–without knowing which activities are safe and effective. The purpose of this research is to identify empirically-grounded responsible drinking studies in an effort to identify and assess evidence-based responsible drinking strategies, activities, and programs. We will conduct a literature review with exclusion criteria. We will use these evaluations to analyze the data set, synthesize the findings, and report what scientific studies reveal about responsible drinking programs, target populations, and strategies.