Underage Drinking & the Law

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

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

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

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

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

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