Online Tools

ARDI logo

To assist professionals in state and local public health departments, and in academia, in estimating the impact of excessive alcohol use on alcohol-attributable deaths and years of potential life lost—a measure of premature death—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) application. ARDI includes reports for all 50 states with options to view each report by sex and age groups.

Alcohol Policy Information System logo

Managed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Alcohol Policy Information Systemexternal icon (APIS) provides detailed information on state and federal alcohol policies in the United States.

Chronic Disease Indicators logo

The Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) are a comprehensive set of more than 100 national and state public health measures that were developed to improve the quality and availability of surveillance data on chronic diseases and health risk behaviors, and support the development of effective prevention strategies. There are 16 alcohol indicators in the CDI, including measures related to adult and youth alcohol consumption, and evidence-based policies and practices for the prevention of excessive drinking.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

The County Health Rankings & Roadmapsexternal icon provide data, evidence, guidance, and examples to build awareness of the multiple factors that influence health and support community leaders working to improve health and increase health equity. The Rankings, which include excessive alcohol use, are unique in their ability to measure the health of nearly every county in all 50 states, and are complemented by guidance, tools, and resources designed to accelerate community learning and action.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends increasing alcohol taxes based on strong evidence that this can reduce excessive alcohol consumption and related harms. However, questions have been raised about the potential impact of alcohol tax increases on the cost of alcohol to individual drinkers and on state employment. To help answer these questions, the Alcohol Program in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded a research collaborative involving the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Florida, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Boston Medical Center. This web tool was developed based on these research findings to model how much extra adult drinkers would pay for alcohol following various hypothetical state alcohol tax increases based on how much they drink, income, and employment status, as well as the effect these hypothetical tax increases would be expected to have on state employment.