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The following articles and guidance documents are provided to assist beverage licensees, bartenders, alcohol servers, and clerks understand the risks associated with selling and serving beverage alcohol and practices that can minimize risk to patrons, the public, and to the business. We assume no liability or responsibility for their content.

Best Practices in Responsible Alcohol Retailing

Best Practices in Responsible Alcohol On Premises

Florida Responsible Alcoholic Beverage Retailer’s Handbook

Dram Shop Construct

Habitual Addiction Training Outline.

Alcohol Related Harms

Alcohol’s Path Through the Body

Assessing Patron Intoxication

Dealing with the Intoxicated Guest

Factors Related to Intoxication

Identification of Intoxicated Patrons

Preventing Guest Intoxication

The following list of helpful and informative resources and links are provided only as a courtesy. We do not endorse or receive any monetary compensation from any of the listed organization and assume no liability or responsibility for their content.

American Medical Association
Addresses Medical Related Issues Pertaining to Alcohol Consumption.

APA – American Psychological Association
Addresses Psychological Related Information Pertaining to Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependency.

American Public Health Association
Addresses Health Related Issues Pertaining to Alcohol Consumption.

BACCHUS / GAMMA Peer Education Network
Focuses on University Related Alcohol Use and Abuse.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contains Information About Alcohol-Related Harms.

The Century Council
Provides Alcoholic Beverage Industry Information on Operation of a Licensed Premises.

Harvard School of Public Health
Contains Information about Alcohol and Drug Use and Abuse.

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and other Drug Prevention
Focuses on University Related Alcohol Use and Abuse.

International Association of Chiefs of Police
Contains Information about Impaired Driving Enforcement and Prevention.

Institute for Police Traffic and Management
Center for Training Police in DUI Investigations.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Contains Information of Actions to Prevent Impaired Driving.

Monitoring the Future
Provides Information on Youth Use of Beverage Alcohol.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Advocacy Group Pertaining to Prevention of Impaired Driving and Youth Alcohol Use.


National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association
Organization Representing the 18 Control Jurisdictions in the US. Contains Research on the Responsible Sale of Alcoholic Beverages.

National Association of Convenience Stores
Provides Alcoholic Beverage Industry Information on Operation of a Licensed Premises.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
Addresses Medical Related Issues Pertaining to Alcohol Consumption.

National Commission Against Drunk Driving
Contains Information on Preventing Impaired Driving.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Federal Government Information about Impaired Driving.

NIAAA – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Federal Government Resource on identifying and Preventing Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.

National Liquor Law Enforcement Association
National Association Representing Specialized State Law Enforcement Agencies Regulating the Alcoholic Beverage Industry.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Responsible Alcohol Retaining Education and Training Provided by the National Restaurant Association.

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
National Research Organization Which Addresses Issues Pertaining to Impaired Driving Prevention and Responsible Beverage Retailing.

Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies
Addresses Student Alcohol Use and Abuse.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Government Agency Focusing on Alcohol abuse and Alcoholism

The TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Program
National Training Program in Responsible Beverage Sales and Service.