Underage Drinking & the Law

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

New state laws go into effect when the ball drops tonight

Underage substance use laws get tougher on parents and kids In Pennsylvania, minors face steeper fines if they’re caught drinking. First offenders are fined $500 and repeat offenders pay up … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Three steps to a successful Social Host Ordinance

So many laws, so few results Thousand Oaks, California The need for objectivity Three steps to creating a successful SHO So many laws, so few results At last count, thousands … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

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

Northwestern University expels Jewish religious organization from campus for serving alcohol

Northwestern University has revoked Tannenbaum Chabad House’s official status on campus due to allegations that Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein has not been following “university policy on alcohol consumption”. The crux … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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