Underage Drinking & the Law

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

Oh no, say it ain’t so: Haley Dunphy gets arrested?

In last night’s episode of ABC’s Modern Family, college-age daughter Haley Dunphy (played by Sarah Jane Hyland) gets arrested for underage drinking, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer. Of course, there’s … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

A hilarious weekend gift to our readers, courtesy of The Onion

Justice Ginsburg Throws Party While 120-Year-Old Parents Away For Weekend OCTOBER 10, 2012 | ISSUE 48•41 | MORE NEWS ALEXANDRIA, VA—With her parents leaving town to celebrate their 98th wedding anniversary, Justice Ruth … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Charges dropped against Mississippi attorney

All social host charges against Caledonia, Mississippi attorney Steve Wallace were dropped today, according to an Associated Press article in a local Mississippi paper. His son, Steven “Colt” Wallace, Jr., … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

New study shows underage drinking at historic lows

Here’s some news we can celebrate! Analysis of the latest data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) – a bi-annual study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – confirms that … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Summertime: when the teens are getting high

With apologies to Gershwin, the cotton’s not the only thing getting high in summer. First-time trial of alcohol and pot peak in June and July, according to the latest report from the Substance … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

NY City considers a Social Host Law

News Alert: According to today’s Queens Chronicle paper, Councilmen James Vacca (D-Bronx) and Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) proposed a Social Host Law to the City Council last week “which would … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Prevent Social Hosting: Four steps to enlist your kids

You know how major corporations hire computer hackers? Your teen will become the resident expert on how his friends are able to drink under an adult’s nose.

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Think our teens are bad? We were worse.

In most measures, the teens of 2012 are far better behaved than we were: they practice safe sex, most don’t smoke pot or cigarettes and they’re better prepared for college. … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

It started on Halloween…but the nightmare won’t end with jail

In a landmark Social Host Law case, single mom Tiffany Clark has been found guilty of furnishing* alcohol to minors, sentenced with the most extreme penalties we’ve recorded to date and separated … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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