ALEXANDRIA, VA – This April, the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) joins organizations across the country in recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign recognized by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to raise awareness of the problems that alcohol abuse can cause for individuals, their families and their communities.
“Alcohol Awareness Month is a great opportunity to educate policymakers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and its regulation – which aligns perfectly with the mission of the Center for Alcohol Policy,” said Jim Hall, former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board and current member of the CAP Advisory Council.
“The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which repealed Prohibition in 1933 and established today’s system of state-based alcohol regulation, notes that alcohol is ‘intoxicating,’” Hall continued. “As such, the Center’s educational activities and research efforts are focused on the regulated system that enforces the responsible manufacture, distribution and sale of alcohol beverages to adults of legal drinking age, while also highlighting the challenges presented by alcohol abuse.”
Among the CAP’s programs that highlight alcohol’s unique attributes and the need for its effective regulation is an annual alcohol law and policy conference. This brings together a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including attorneys, current and former alcohol regulators, academic thought leaders, public health advocates and other experts – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges. The CAP’s Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held September 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.
During the CAP’s alcohol law and policy conference, the Third Annual Leadership in Alcohol Regulation Award will be presented. The award recognizes the work of alcohol regulators who oversee the alcohol industry and promote public safety. Nominations will be accepted until August 10, 2015.
Visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org to learn more about CAP programs and initiatives.
The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation. By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption. For more information, visit www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org or follow the Center on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlcoholPolicy.