Undersage Drinking Enforement Training Center

What is the Controlled Party Dispersal Database?

Despite prevention efforts, underage-drinking parties do occur. When they do, law enforcement agencies can utilize the controlled dispersal plan as a method for closing underage alcohol parties. Controlled dispersal is a systematic operational plan using the concepts of zero-tolerance and education to safely and efficiently close the underage-drinking party. A successful controlled dispersal results in effective zero-tolerance enforcement by placing appropriate charges against the violator. It also minimizes the potential for disaster by ensuring that the party attendees are provided a safe ride home. The proper implementation of the controlled dispersal plan will benefit your community and its youth by reducing the negative consequences associated with underage drinking.

Law enforcement agencies that are implementing controlled party dispersal operations as a proactive strategy to reduce underage drinking-related problems can use this database to enter data related to dispersal operations. This database collects information related to each dispersal operation your agency conducts, such as number of underage drinkers at the party, number of participants arrested and the source of alcohol, can be stored into the database. This database is essentially a reporting form that is easy to use and easy to retrieve information.

Why use the Controlled Party Database?

This database allows you to store, analyze, and report data related to your controlled party dispersal over time and can be useful to educating the public as to the effectiveness of your controlled dispersal strategy. The database can also:

  • Tell us who is providing alcohol to minors at these parties
  • Raise community awareness and build support for continued use of controlled party dispersal
  • Help monitor the impact of prevention strategies
  • Inform parents that they will be held responsible for holding underage-drinking parties

How do you use the Controlled Party Dispersal Database?

Obtain an ID and Password. (Click on the New User button to complete form.)

Once you have an ID and Password, simply fill out the information requested in the database. Prior to your next controlled dispersal operation, you should familiarize yourself with the questions that are asked in the database. You may want to print a copy of the database and take it with you on your next controlled party dispersal operation.

After a controlled dispersal operation, please fill out the information requested in the database and hit submit. The information for that operation is now stored in the database and you have access to the program for data entry, analysis, and reports. You will only have access to the information that you enter.

If you any questions related to this database, please contact Bill Patterson at E-Mail or 919-265-2623.

Statisctical Information on Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking in Oregon - Facts

Adolescent Treatment Admissions: 1992 and 2002 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

AH Drug amd Alcohol Resource Center

Alcohol and Development in Youth - A Multidisciplinary Overview Volume 28, Number 3, 2004/2005

Alcohol Cost Calculator for Kids

The Alcohol Cost Calculator for Kids, a web-based application, allows communities to arm themselves with locally-relevant data by immediately generating a report on the extent of serious drinking problems and alcoholism among adolescents. Research scientists at George Washington University Medical Center created the tool to help parents, teachers and law makers calculate the toll of alcohol problems in their community.

Alcohol Dependence or Abuse and Age at First Use (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Alcohol Use and Delinquent Behaviors among Youths (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Alcohol Policies Project

The Alcohol Policies Project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest seeks to curb the consequences of drinking through a comprehensive, prevention-oriented policy strategy. This Web site is geared toward alcohol policy advocates, providing updated news stories and action alerts. Further, the site includes factsheets on alcohol and youth, binge drinking, advertising, and taxes.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) produced a new resource - the Factbook on State Beer Taxes - aimed at informing the debate on alcohol taxes and other alcohol policy issues. Targeted toward preventionists, policymakers, educators, and journalists, the book provides data on beer-tax rates across the country and presents ideas about the appropriate role of the alcohol industry in societal attempts to combat alcohol problems.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

CSAP works with States and communities to develop comprehensive prevention systems that create healthy communities in which people enjoy a quality life. This includes supportive work and school environments, drug- and crime-free neighborhoods, and positive connections with friends and family.

Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America's youth.

Citizens Who Care

Our resource for national and local issues.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

CADCA's mission is to build and strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities. The organization supports its members with technical assistance and training, public policy, media strategies and marketing programs, conferences and special events.

Drinking In America: Myths, Realities, and Prevention Policy

This is a UDETC Publication.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) among Young Persons (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Drug Abuse Warning Network

The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related visits to hospitals emergency departments and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners.

Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study

This Web site provides findings from Harvard School of Public Health's College Alcohol Study. This national study of over 14,000 college students gauges the prevalence of binge drinking and alcohol-related problems. The Web site provides full access to the 1998 and 1995 reports, and lists other published findings from the survey, including the prevalence of gun possession among college-age drinkers.

High School and Youth Trends (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

This comprehensive Web site funded by the U.S. Department of Education includes documents, resources, and links on preventing alcohol and drug abuse on college campuses. Programmatic information such as setting policies, assessing the campus environment and extent of the problem, and program evaluation are included. In addition, information is provided on specific prevention strategies, such as social marketing, normative education, and environmental strategies.

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, a unique coalition o Governor's Spouses, Federal agencies, and public and private organizations, is an initiative to prevent the use of alcohol by children ages 9 to 15. It is the only national effort that focuses on alcohol use in this age group.

MADD Youth In Action

Instead of targeting high school students with a message, Youth In Action looks at the whole environment that seems to condone underage drinking. From the store clerk who doesn't check IDs, to the police officer who might pour out the beer and send teens home, to the adults who don't mind buying beer for a kid who slips him an extra $10 -- YIA teams look for community solutions instead of focusing their attention on their peers.

Marin Institute

The Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems addresses alcohol policy issues through media advocacy, community training, serving as a watchdog for the industry's marketing activities, and the dissemination of information and research. Its Web site includes information about the organization, full-text documents, and access to its Alcohol Industry & Policy Database, which indexes news articles about the alcohol industry's activities.

The Marin Institute works to create a physical and social environment that helps young people and others make healthy choices, and that promotes responsible action by government and the alcohol industry. Environmental prevention is an essential part of a comprehensive campaign to prevent alcohol problems that also includes treatment and other prevention strategies focusing on individual behavior.

Monitoring the Future

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991). In addition, annual follow-up questionnaires are mailed to a sample of each graduating class for a number of years after their initial participation.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

MADD's Web site includes information about MADD's initiatives to prevent impaired driving, reduce underage drinking, and provide assistance to victims of alcohol-related traffic crashes. In addition, one can find a compilation of facts and statistics on underage drinking and traffic crashes, daily news summaries, and a comprehensive set of links to related Web sites.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to reducing motor vehicle crashes and injuries.

National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco

LCAT's mission is to combat alcohol and tobacco problems and their underlying causes in Latino communities. LCAT is unique since it is the only Latino national organization dedicated solely to reducing the harm caused by alcohol and tobacco in the Latino community through research, advocacy, policy analysis, community education, training, and information dissemination.

NIAAA’s college drinking information including the A Call to Action Report

A one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.

Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility

Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous - both to themselves and society at large. Underage alcohol use is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, unsafe sex, suicide, educational failure, and other problem behaviors that diminish the prospects of future success, as well as health risks - and the earlier teens start drinking, the greater the danger. Despite these serious concerns, the media continues to make drinking look attractive to youth, and it remains possible and even easy for teenagers to get access to alcohol.

Why is this dangerous behavior so pervasive? What can be done to prevent it? What will work and who is responsible for making sure it happens? Reducing Underage Drinking addresses these questions and proposes a new way to combat underage alcohol use. It explores the ways in which many different individuals and groups contribute to the problem and how they can be enlisted to prevent it. Reducing Underage Drinking will serve as both a game plan and a call to arms for anyone with an investment in youth health and safety.

Snapshot of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

State data of Alcohol, Tobacco and Illegal Drug Use

Underage Drinking in Rural Areas (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

University of Minnesota Alcohol Epidemiology Program

The Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP) is a research program in the Division of Epidemiology and Community health within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis campus). The mission of the AEP is to conduct advanced research to discover effective community and policy interventions to reduce alcohol-related social and health problems.

Youth Drinking Rates and Problems: A Comparison of European Countries and the United States (May 2005)

This is a UDETC Publication.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States.

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