America's brewers and wholesalers are deeply involved in the communities in which they do business. Their long-standing commitment to reducing alcohol misuse is unparalleled. In fact, the industry alone has spent over $200 million over the past decade to fund research, public safety, education and prevention campaigns to curb alcohol abuse.

Here are just a few examples:

While much remains to be done, recent studies indicate that progress is being made in the fight against alcohol abuse. Virtually every indicator of alcohol abuse has show significant progress during the past ten years. Underage drinking and drunk driving are on the decline, while awareness about problems associated with abuse has hit near saturation levels.

Whether it is a server training programs, free cab rides, parent-to-child discussion guides on drinking and driving, or high-visibility advertising, the beer industry has invested millions to be part of the solution.

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