Underage Drinking & the Law

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

Fewer Teens, Young Adults Driving After Drinking, Smoking Pot: Report

 THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News)– Fewer teens and young adults are driving under the influence of alcohol or a combination of alcohol and marijuana, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teen alcohol and drug use continues to fall

From the National Institutes of Health’s News page: Alcohol use continues its gradual decline in all grades. Eighth, 10th and 12th graders reported past month use of 9.0, 23.5 and … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds”

Technique commonly used for drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn’t change behaviors. Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds From HealthFinder.gov FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Underage drinking rates still falling says ‘Monitoring the Future’

High school students’ alcohol use has been falling for over 30 years across all measures and all ages, according to the latest data released on Tuesday, December 17, at midnight EST … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Update: Appeal in the works for Terri Serra on ‘Social Host Law’ conviction

In a surprise move Thursday, criminal defense attorney Robert Mann said he would seek a new trial for former Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra, who was convicted under Rhode Island’s Social Host … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sen. Rand Paul’s son, Ron Paul’s grandson, arrested for underage drinking and disorderly conduct

The Charlotte Observor –  Elisabeth Arriero  “The son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas 

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Former Arlington selectwoman and husband plead not guilty to 33 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors

Brock Parker. Boston Globe “Former Arlington selectwoman Annie LaCourt and her husband [Mark Burstein] pleaded not guilty in Cambridge District Court

December 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Alcohol use among teens maintained historic lows in 2012, continuing a long-term gradual decline.

The movement to add new stricter underage drinking laws, like Social Host Laws (SHLs), to the legislative mix is based on the assertion that we still have a long way … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to do if you find teens drinking in your home

Uh oh. You come home unexpectedly from another holiday party and find dozens of teens staggering and vomiting in the TV room. Or maybe you wake up because the bass … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

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