Parents who Host Lose the Most
Don’t be a party to teenage drinking. It’s against the law!
As a parent:
*You can not give alcohol to your teen’s friend under the age of 21 under any circumstances even in your own home.
*Let your neighbors know in advance there will be a party and that you will be there to supervise.
*Secure all alcohol, firearms and other hazardous items.
Things your can do as a parent:
*Get to know your children’s friends and their parents.
*Ask other parents about their policy on alcohol, drugs and tobacco use.
*Encourage alcohol-free and drug-free parties and activities for underage youth.
Party hosting suggestions:
*Refuse to supply alcohol to anyone under 21.
*Be at home when your teen has a party.
*Make sure alcohol is not brought into your home or property by your teen’s friends.
*Talk to other parents about not providing alcohol at events your child will be attending.
*Create alcohol-free opportunities and activities in your home so teens feel welcome.
*Report underage drinking to local law enforcement.
Parents who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking is a registered trademark of Drug Free Action Alliance.
Under Age Drinking Facts:
*17.2% of students reported having had more than just a few sips of alcohol for the first time by the time there are 13 years old. 63.2% of students nationwide reported having had at least one drink of alcohol at least once in their life.
*Of the students that reported currently drinking alcohol, 44.1% said that they had got the alcohol from someone else.
*Studies show that over half of teens between 8th-12th grade know where they could easily access alcohol. Nearly 87% of high school seniors report that alcohol is “Fairly easy” or “easy” to get.
*Almost half (47%) of high school seniors and one in nine (11%) 8th graders in 2014 reported having been drunk at least once in their life.
*Studies reveal that alcohol consumption by adolescents results in brain damage-possibly permanent-and impairs intellectual development.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Drug Free Actions Alliance pamphlet on “Parents who Host, Lose the Most” pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please contact the organization directly for more information on the subject.