Underage Drinking & the Law

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

New study reveals the 7 best ways to keep your teens from drinking

NOTE: This article was first published on examiner.com.  Diving into the latest data about alcohol use by 12 to 17-year-olds reveals the seven habits of parents whose kids don’t drink or drink … Continue reading

December 7, 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

Latest news about teens, drinking and driving: A cause for celebration

[NOTE: This article originally appeared in examiner.com on October 3, 2012.] Good news for parents of teens: the vast majority of high-school students have learned not to drink before driving. Two major … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Three kinds of lies

We think MADD is pointing in the wrong direction when they demonize parents for giving alcohol to their own children. While MADD announces 26 percent of teens get their alcohol from parents and family members, the true number is only 6.8 percent and it’s legal in most states.

April 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Minors 6-15 served vodka at teen’s birthday party

This is so disturbing. Parents serve vodka to kids as young as 6 at daughter’s 15th birthday party. Rhode Island Dept. of Children, Youth & Families took custody of their … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 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

Underage alcohol consumption at historic low

“Alcohol use—and, specifically, occasions of heavy drinking—continues its long-term decline among teens into 2010, reaching historically low levels.”

December 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

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