Underage Drinking & the Law

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

David Vanderveen: SHO should be no-go in Laguna

Laguna Beach Independent columnist David Vanderveen has been one of the major supporters of  an effort to Fight the Social Host Ordinance in Laguna Beach,  California. The efforts to battle … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

The driving force behind Social Host laws

When an organization’s primary focus is on the most broken among us – the addicted, the alcoholics, the schizophrenics, violent or absent parents – their skewed perspective means that sometimes what they advocate can be more damaging to the healthy than it is helpful to the ill.

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

A weird week in underage drinking?

This weekly roundup in underage drinking news leaves us with more questions than answers. Justin Bieber plays beer pong? Maybe our little boy singer is growing up and making mistakes, … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Alert: Two revised and tougher underage drinking laws

The states of Illinois and Connecticut have passed revised versions of their existing Social Host Laws. Both of the amended SHLs broaden the definition of who is a host, which … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Connecticut toughens an underage drinking law (examiner.com)

As parents send their children back to school, Connecticut parents of teens have something new and scary to study: a significant revision of an underage drinking law that may have thousands of residents … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Another school board member indicted for social hosting

In less than a year, three school board members have been charged with permitting minors to drink in their home. The latest is Harrisburg, South Dakota’s Michelle Schirado, who handed … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

High Season for Bad Behavior

It’s not yet 9:30am and the inbox is full with several high-profile stories and arrests. Starting at 2:00am and throughout the day, I get news alerts from papers and websites … Continue reading

July 10, 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

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