Alcohol Policy Summit Presentations

Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Utah Alcohol Policy Summit! Below are the powerpoints that have been submitted by our speakers. 2019 Steve Schmidt UT Alcohol Policy 10.18.19 The goals and challenges for alcohol policy and regulation today are very similar to those the country faced when    prohibition of alcohol ended: preventing harms related to public health and safety; responsibly meeting consumer    demands; … Continue reading Alcohol Policy Summit Presentations

Risk Factors

What is a risk factor?  A risk factor is a condition that increases the likelihood of a problem behavior.  Let’s use the example of heart problems, what are the risk factors?  Diet, smoking, family history, not exercising, and high cholesterol. All of those things increase our risk for having a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure.  The more you have the more you are at … Continue reading Risk Factors

Most Don’t

A “norm” is a value, belief or behavior considered by a group of people to be acceptable.  Most often it is unwritten and learned by interacting and observation of other people.  Most cultural groups or communities follow these same norms so we come to believe that is the standard way of behaving, therefore we shape our own behavior accordingly.  Norms teach us what acceptable behavior … Continue reading Most Don’t