makes alcohol less available
makes alcohol less attractive.
makes alcohol less affordable.
makes alcohol misuse, including underage drinking, less acceptable
Research proves family, community and public policies and practices can improve the alcohol environment over time. For example:
- Limiting the number of alcohol licenses can reduce alcohol related crime and violence. Use this checklist to guide your local research on how alcohol licenses are awarded in your municipality.
- Watch a three minute video showing the consequences of over concentrating alcohol outlets on State Street in Madison
- Limiting the Concentration of Retailers Selling and Serving Alcohol in Your Community (PDF) outlines the problems that develop when alcohol outlets become concentrated and the steps your community group or coalition can take to prevent or resolve the over concentration of alcohol outlets.
- Limiting or reducing concentration of locations that sell and serve alcohol in a very small geographic area, such as State Street in Madison or even an over concentrated corner in a small rural community can reduce alcohol related crime, violence and injury. Municipal licensure allows community leaders to declare a freeze on additional license and focus on creating safe well managed establishments. There is no right to an alcohol license in Wisconsin, refusing to issue more licenses doesn’t cost your community a penny and may save money in the long run.