|Health Factors:||Alcohol & Drug Use|
|Decision Makers:||Local Government State Government Federal Government|
|Population Reach:||50-99% of WI's population|
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Privatization of retail alcohol sales (i.e., repealing government control and allowing commercial retailing of alcoholic beverages) generally applies only to off-premise outlets, such as liquor stores. Privatization could occur at various levels of government (CG-Alcohol).
There is strong evidence that repealing government control and allowing commercial retailing of alcoholic beverages (privatization) increases per capita alcohol consumption (CG-Alcohol). Per capita alcohol consumption is a well-established proxy for excessive consumption (CG-Alcohol).
A Pennsylvania-based study suggests that privatization of alcohol retail sales may increase alcohol outlet density, which can also contribute to increased alcohol consumption (Grubesic 2012).