1. See for example, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Alcohol Taxation and Health Care Prevention, MADD website; Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Excise Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages, MADD website; Center for Science in the Public Interest (Alcohol Policies Project), Why Raise Alcohol Excise Taxes?, Center for Science in the Public Interest website.
2. Michael P. Haines.
(1996). A Social Norms Approach to Preventing Binge Drinking at
Colleges and Universities. Newton, MA: The Higher Education Center
for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Education Development Center,
Inc. * A complete description of the first social norms marketing
campaign conducted at Northern Illinois University (NIU). Annual
self-report health assessment surveys and other data gathered at
NIU over a multi-year period have shown significant subsequent increases
in safe drinking and abstaining, as well as decreases in alcohol-related
Koreen Johannessen, et al. (1999). A Practical Guide to Alcohol Abuse Prevention: A Campus Case Study in Implementing Social Norms and Environmental Management Approaches. Tucson, AZ: Campus Health Service, The University of Arizona.*
A detailed examination of the first four years of the University of Arizona's social norm campaign, which achieved a 29% reduction in heavy drinking.
H. Wesley Perkins and David Craig (2002). A Multifaceted Social Norms Approach to Reduce High-Risk Drinking. Newton, MA: The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Education Development
A comprehensive presentation of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Social Norms Project, which achieved a 30% reduction in high-risk drinking over 5 years. Contents include a complete description of program
components, including data collection, print media campaigns, electronic media campaigns, curriculum development, and campus presentations.
H. Wesley Perkins, (2002). "Social Norms and the Prevention of Alcohol Misuse in College Contexts." Journal of Studies on Alcohol/Supplement No. 14, 2002. *
An excellent review of conceptual and empirical studies on the role of social norms in college student alcohol use and in prevention strategies to counter misuse. The normative influences of various constituencies serving as reference groups for students are examined as possible factors influencing students' drinking behavior.
H. Wesley Perkins, Editor (2003). The Social Norms Approach to Preventing School and College Age Substance Abuse: A Handbook for Educators, Counselors, and Clinicians. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
An essential resource book of evidence supporting the social norms strategy and a user-friendly exposition of how model interventions have been conducted. Contents include numerous case studies of campus experiments to reduce alcohol abuse, expanding social norms to other campus applications (such as tobacco use), and using the social norms approach with adolescents and young adults in community settings.
*Indicates that a complete version can be accessed at the website of the National Social Norms Resource Center (http://soicalnorms.org). Annotated reference in footnote #2 reproduced by permission of the National Social Norms Resource Center.