Workplace Benefits

An alcohol ban implemented Brighton and Hove City Council in the UK during the work day and for after-work official functions resulted in a healthier work-force, a better public image, and increased employee productivity.

A George Washington University, USA study found that every US$1 spent by a business on employee alcohol reduction programs results in a US$2 revenue increase.
Public Benefits

A long-term international study of western countries indicates that bans on alcohol advertising are effective in reducing alcohol consumption.

Research from the Behavioral Health Research Center in New Mexico, USA shows that Sunday bans on alcohol sales resulted in fewer collisions and traffic casualties.

Alcohol-related crimes drop by 15% following an alcohol ban in Aberystwyth, UK.

An alcohol ban becomes permanent on the jetty area of Coffs Harbour City, Australia, due to its success in reducing crime.

An alcohol ban at Kinkaid Lake in the US resulted in complete elimination of swimming fatalities, fewer serious boating accidents and reduced crime.

Banning open alcohol on the Tyne and Wear Metro network in the UK was noted a year later to reduce incidents of violence and criminal damage.

Since Aberystwyth, UK established a drink-free zone in 2005, street poverty and vagrancy have dropped 80%, along with decreases in alcohol-related crime and anti-social behavior.

According to the report Children Are Sacred, banning alcohol sales in some Australian Aboriginal communities dramatically reduced certain criminal behavior.
Social Benefits

For the fourth consecutive year, Greater Shepparton City, Australia prohibits alcohol during the auto show Spring Nats 12 due to its beneficial effects in creating a more peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere.

Local women in Haryana, India, find that life is safer and more tranquil following the passage of a law prohibiting liquor production, transportation, and sales.

Noting results that included improved health, family harmony and better school attendance for the indigenous people at Fitzroy Crossing, Australia extends a local ban on alcohol.

An alcohol ban imposed in USA’s Barton and Carver Parks replaces unruly behavior with calm.

Australia’s National Drug Research Institute notes the greatest measurable benefit for alcohol bans in remote areas when the measures receive support from the community.

When the Blackfeet Native American Reservation banned alcohol sales during the annual North American Indian Days, they found the following improvements four weeks later:
  • Zero traffic accidents involving Blackfeet
  • Zero arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 64% fewer disturbances reported to police
  • 44% fewer assaults
  • 75% fewer people treated at the hospital
  • 25% fewer arraignments for disorderly conduct, public intoxication or possession of an open container of alcohol
The city of Diadema, Brazil, formerly known for its extreme unrest, was transformed into an urban model of law-abiding calm following the enactment of a law banning the sale of alcohol between 11 pm and 6 am.

A New Zealand liquor ban resulted in a 98% resolution of liquor offences as well as a reduction in other crimes due to police personnel being able to shift their focus to improving those areas.

Following an alcohol ban at an indigenous Innu reserve in Canada’s Northern Labrador, police reported that crime decreased significantly, the parents attending school activities increased and children were calmer.

After several Cambridgeshire, UK towns established alcohol bans in public places, with local people noticing their improved atmosphere, neighboring towns implement similar bans.

Since the 1980 formation of US non-profit Mothers Against Drunk Driving, numerous laws have been passed, resulting in an almost 50 percent reduction in alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Moreover, US society no longer views driving while under the influence of alcohol as socially acceptable.

Health Benefits states that bodybuilders who refrain from alcohol consumption experience benefits in terms of muscle gain, hydration, recovery, metabolism and mental focus.

California State University (CSU) at Fresno, USA found that banning alcohol sales in public areas of athletic events resulted in a more family-friendly atmosphere.

Following a community alcohol ban in Barrow, Alaska, USA, prenatal alcohol consumption decreased by over 30 percent.

The US Drug Enforcement Agency states that the national alcohol ban from 1920 to 1933 during the time known as the Prohibition Period resulted in a 60% drop in alcohol consumption, and a subsequent reduction in liver cirrhosis.
Youth Benefits

A voluntary ban of alcohol sales to youth under 21 in the UK’s Marske village is made permanent as crime and anti-social behavior is reduced.

The UK village of Guisborough joins neighboring communities in implementing a ban on sales of alcohol to under-21 youth on Friday and Saturday evenings, as results show greatly reduced alcohol related antisocial behavior.

An alcohol ban in US colleges helps overall alcohol abstention and reduces heavy episodic and secondhand effects of drinking.

Armadale, Scotland extends a temporary ban on the weekend purchase of alcohol by young people, following a 50% reduction in calls to the police during the initial ban.

Police in Cleveland, UK introduce an alcohol sales ban to youth under 21 on Friday and Saturday evenings, with an immediate reduction in anti-social behavior and alcohol related crimes.

Officials reported a decrease in vandalism following an alcohol ban on the US University of Oklahoma campus.

In the US state of Florida, raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 significantly reduced auto accident-related fatalities.

A US Harvard School of Public Health study found that colleges banning alcohol had many benefits over those that did not, including more students who were likely to abstain completely from drinking.

Students who had previously engaged in heavy episodic drinking were less likely to binge-drink in universities banning alcohol.

Research conducted at a US university in Illinois finds that an online alcohol prevention program helps students achieve at least 50% more measurable benefit in avoiding alcohol-related effects than those who did not complete such a program.

In West Lothian, UK, a six week program to ban alcohol sales to people under 21 years resulted in decreased disruptive and criminal behavior as well as increased community peace as reflected by fewer police calls.
The website reports the benefits of an alcohol-free life include:
  • Better relationships with friends and family
  • Freedom to spend money and time on other things
  • Improved work situation and relations with colleagues
  • Better mental health
  • Making friends who are involved in life-affirming activities?
A group of former alcohol drinkers in an online forum shared the following observations on the benefits of an alcohol-free lifestyle:
  • Better health
  • More quality free time
  • More money
  • More fun time with the kids
  • Increased confidence and self respect
  • Greater appreciation of life

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