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Recommendations on Maintaining Limits on Days and Hours of Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to Prevent Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Related Harms

  • Task Force on Community Preventive Services
      The personal, financial, and public health burden of excessive use of alcohol has been of concern to U.S. leaders, policymakers, and the public for many years. In the objectives for Healthy People 2020,
      USDHHS
      Healthy people 2020: The road ahead.
      the nation's public health agenda for the next 10 years, some alcohol-related goals and objectives from Healthy People 2010
      USDHHS
      Healthy people 2010.
      will be carried over and some new goals and objectives will be added, as shown in Table 1.
      Table 1Summary of selected proposed Healthy People 2020 alcohol-related objectives
      Source: www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/Objectives/TopicArea.aspx?id=46&TopicArea=Substance+Abuse
      Objective number Objective
      SA
      SA, substance abuse
      HP2020-1
      Reduce cirrhosis deaths
      Objective retained from Healthy People 2010
      SA HP2020-7 Reduce the proportion of persons engaging in binge drinking of alcoholic beverages
      Objective retained from Healthy People 2010
      SA HP2020-8 Reduce average annual alcohol consumption
      Objective retained from Healthy People 2010
      SA HP2020-16 Decrease the proportion of adults who drank excessively in the previous 30 days
      Objective new to Healthy People 2020
      SA HP2020-20 Decrease the rate of alcohol-impaired driving (.08+ blood alcohol content [BAC]) fatalities
      Objective new to Healthy People 2020
      b SA, substance abuse
      c Objective retained from Healthy People 2010
      d Objective new to Healthy People 2020
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