Online Alcohol Tools and Apps

Key points

  • Online tools and apps can help us understand and prevent excessive alcohol use and related harms to improve health and well-being.
  • These tools can help individuals drink less for better health and quality of life.
  • They can also help public health professionals and policymakers understand why excessive alcohol use is a public health concern in communities.
  • You can share these tools with individuals or colleagues and use them to promote healthier communities.
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Tool to help adults drink less

CDC offers a free tool to help adults drink less alcohol and improve their health and well-being. You can share this tool with the patients or communities you serve to encourage less drinking.

Interactive website for feedback on alcohol use

This interactive website helps adults check their alcohol use and make a plan to drink less to have a healthier and better quality of life. It is available in English and Spanish.

Tools for gathering information on excessive alcohol use and its impact

These surveys, resources, and tools can help you gather information and data on excessive alcohol use and how it affects people's health.

Alcohol-Related Disease Impact

CDC's Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI) data provide both national and state estimates of deaths from alcohol use. It also estimates years of potential life lost to these premature deaths. You can view reports by sex and age groups.

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Use ARDI to learn about alcohol-related deaths in the U.S.

Alcohol Policy Information System

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) provides detailed information on state and federal alcohol policies in the United States. It is managed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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Use APIS to learn about U.S. alcohol policies.

Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI)

CDC's Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) tool offers national and state estimates for key indicators of chronic diseases and risk factors, including several measures on binge drinking and underage drinking. You can use these data to help guide evidence-based decision-making and develop national or state programs and policies.

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CDIs can help support the development of effective prevention strategies.

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health

PLACES provides estimates of health measures, including binge drinking, at the community level. It includes data for all counties, census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas across the United States.

PLACES data can be used when planning public health interventions.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps interactive website provides data and guidance to help improve health. It shows examples that affect people's health, including excessive alcohol use, for almost every U.S. county.

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This information can help build awareness of the factors that influence health, including excessive alcohol use.

Consumer Costs and Job Impacts From State Alcohol Tax Increases

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends increasing alcohol taxes as a way to reduce excessive alcohol use and related harms.

This web tool shows the potential impact of hypothetical alcohol tax increases on the price of alcohol and jobs. It models how much more adults who drink would pay for alcohol. Estimates are based on how much a person drinks, their income, and their job status.