Underage Drinking & the Law

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

UPDATE: Oklahoma Governor signs Cody’s Law

Governor Fallin signs Cody’s Law. Oklahoma’s revised state-wide Social Host Law goes into effect November 1. Click here to read the final version and to learn more about Cody’s Law. … Continue reading

May 31, 2011 · 2 Comments

This isn’t what they mean by “Just Say No”

Last Friday night, the Brookfield, Wisconsin police’s efforts to bust an underage drinking party were frustrated by the teenage host’s refusal to let them enter. When they called the father, … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 3 Comments

It could happen to anyone

Please share this with anyone you know who believes the Social Host Law can’t impact their family because they’ve discussed alcohol use with and made their rules clear to their … Continue reading

May 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Why I’m rooting for Oklahoma’s Social Host Law

Oklahoma’s House Bill 1211 is specific and requires proof of wrongdoing. The language is relatively simple, as legislative language goes although I do wish it replaced the term “person” with the term “adult” so we wouldn’t continue to punish the same minors we’re trying to protect.

May 12, 2011 · 4 Comments

An effective “new” tactic in the war on underage drinking

One of the “most effective” and interesting tactics in the war on underage drinking isn’t the recent Social Host Law but one that harkens back to our non-digital age…it’s a big wake-up call for parents who suspect their child is in trouble but have no proof.

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Where do kids get their alcohol?

1 out of every 14 people ages 12 to 20 get alcohol from someone over 21 who’s not a relative.

May 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

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