Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

Why should facts get in the way?

You can hear the confusion in his voice when 20-year-old Jesse Poznanski tells the news cameras about the flash mob that overwhelmed the Rhode Island motel he manages. “All of … Continue reading

April 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Catch 21: The teen trap

As parents, we should be as alarmed about this law’s potential impact on our children’s futures as we are about the impact of illicit alcohol and drug use or unprotected sexual activity on their bodies and minds.

April 21, 2011 · 3 Comments

A tale of two counties | Video

Nassau and Suffolk counties may lie side-by-side on New York State’s Long Island; they may share matching Social Host Laws, but they’re poles apart when it comes to enforcing those … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

A miss, a very palpable miss.

I’m so disappointed, I could cry. I was just notified by Dave Strohmaier, the Missoula Montana city councilman I have lauded on these pages, that they will be voting on … Continue reading

April 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Surprise 18-year-olds

Nassau County appeals court redefines adults as 18-years-old + 1 day. Nassau County, at the heart of New York’s Long Island community, was not just the first NY county to … Continue reading

April 12, 2011 · 6 Comments

Parents spanked by Clarion Ledger editor

Ouch!  David Hampton, editorial director of Jackson, Mississippi’s Clarion Ledger newspaper, — who call themselves “The Real Mississippi” —  believes the new Mississippi-wide Social Host Law is all about  “Parents … Continue reading

April 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

Havre Montana doesn’t go to the dogs

According to the Havre Daily News, the city council’s Ordinance Committee spent almost one year debating a new pet law but barely two months between first considering a Social Host … Continue reading

April 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

For parents of prom-goers

Massachusetts is one of the strictest states when it comes to Social Host liability so the advice given in this video is helpful to parents all across the nation.

April 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

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