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State Performance and Best Practices
The State Performance and Best Practices is required by the Sober Truth on Preventing
(STOP) Underage Drinking Act (Pub. L. 109-422), which was enacted by Congress in 2006
and reauthorized in December 2016 as part of the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub. L. 114-255).
The STOP Act directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS), working with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD), to develop a set of performance measures for evaluating the states’
use of best practices in preventing underage drinking, and to consider a set of enumerated
categories in doing so.
Alcohol & Substance Use During COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sharing updated information about alcohol and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information can assist individuals, healthcare providers, communities, and states in helping themselves or others regarding increased substance use due to stress.