Governor Branstad has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in the state of Iowa, joining the national campaign to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol misuse on youth, families and communities.
Alcohol Awareness Month is a national grassroots campaign by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) that highlights the critical public health issue of alcohol abuse and misuse.
It's recommended that females not drink more than 3 drinks in a single day or more than 7 drinks in a week. Males should not consumer more 4 drinks in one day or 14 in a week.
The manual Iowa's Alcoholic Beverages Laws and You was developed to provide licensees, and their employees and agents, with the information needed to protect the welfare and safety of Iowans through compliance with laws addressing the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages.
The manual Enforcing Iowa's Alcoholic Beverages Laws was developed to provide law enforcement officials and local authorities with the information needed to protect the welfare and safety of Iowans through the successful enforcement of laws addressing the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Download Enforcing Iowa's Alcoholic Beverages Laws (3mb PDF)
The online tobacco training program has been named the I-PLEDGE, after IPledge to ID. This program allows employees and prospective employees to go through tobacco compliance training and receive a certificate upon completion. Download the I-PLEDGE flier (PDF)
|The online alcohol training program has been named the Iowa Program for Alcohol Compliance Training (I-PACT). This program allows employees and prospective employees to go through alcohol compliance training and receive a certificate upon completion. Download the I-PACT flier (PDF)|
|It is important that parents talk with their children about alcohol. This flier offers information on how to approach the topic, depending on your child's age. Download the Tips & Talking Points (PDF)|
|Today's Alcohol Demands a Closer Look is an easy to read booklet that highlights the changes occurring in the alcohol industry. Alcohol is a unique commodity and this booklet outlines why it should be treated as such. The booklet includes a brief history, addresses serving sizes and explains the numerous new products entering the marketplace, including sweet-flavored products, and new beer and malt products, and sizes. Visit NABCA.org to download the free PDF.|
|Sip by Sip. A first time OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) offense costs, on average, nearly $9,000. This graphic breaks down what goes into that cost. Download the Sip by Sip (PDF)|
|Mixing alcohol with caffeine, whether it's a premixed alcoholic energy drink or a cocktail mixed at the bar, can be dangerous. Caffeine reduces the perception of intoxication but does not negate the effects of alcohol on a person's motor skills, cognitive process or visual reaction time. The reduced perception of intoxication can also lead to dangerous overconsumption. This flier covers a few of the potential risk of mixing caffeine and alcohol. Download the Alcohol and Stimulants (PDF)|
|Alcoholic energy drinks are fairly new on the market. They are packaged very similarly to nonalcoholic energy drinks, so many people do not realize that some contain alcohol. This flier offers tips on how to tell the difference. Download the Alcoholic Energy Drinks (PDF)|
Responsible Retailing practices for on-premises alcohol serving establishments. For on-premise establishments licensed to serve alcohol, Responsible Retailing (RR) is not as simple as one clerk checking an ID to determine age and authenticity. These collective measures aim to protect the health and safety of customers, staff and the community. Download the Responsible Retailing (PDF)
|Over 31 percent of all traffic fatalities involve alcohol. Don't drink and drive. Download the Don't Drink & Drive (PDF)|
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