Alcohol abuse is a major social issue in most developed countries; governments spend a lot of time trying to change drinking behaviour through legislation, publicity and education. Such a prominent problem makes an obvious subject for a research paper. If you have to write a paper on the subject you might have a specific topic already assigned or you might need to choose one yourself. Either way there are a few points you need to focus on to make your paper a successful one.
If you cover all these focus points you should be able to write an interesting and effective research paper. There is plenty of information available, written from any viewpoint you need.
Although this list suggests that there is a simple, linear process to writing such a paper, the actual process of writing a research paper is often a messy and recursive one, so please use this outline as a flexible guide. You will need to look at the following types of sources: