Providing alcohol to minors can cost you up to $1,000 in fines.
You can be SUED if someone leaves your party intoxicated & causes
- Injury or death
- Property damage
- A motor vehicle crash
…with or without your knowledge!
Recent surveys of 8th-12th grade students in Livingston County found that:
- 43% report using alcohol
- 57% report alcohol is easy to get
- 15% report binge drinking
- 32% don’t think drinking 1 or 2 drinks every day is risky
The #1 reason teens don’t use drugs or alcohol is because they don’t want to disappoint their parents.
If you are hosting a party for your Teen KEEP IT ALCOHOL FREE
TALK to your teens – they will listen!
- PROVIDE clear, consistent rules and consequences
- TALK to other parents about not providing alcohol at their parties.
- KNOW where your teens are at all times.
- GET TO KNOW your teen’s friends and their parents.
- UNITE with other like-minded parents to keep your teen’s social environment alcohol/drug free.
- BE HOME if your teen throws a party.
- NEVER offer to take their keys or let them drink under your supervision because “it’s safer.”
- TELL your teen you disapprove of, and will not tolerate underage use of alcohol, tobacco or any use of illegal drugs.
- ASK QUESTIONS if you suspect your teen is using drugs/alcohol or is involved in other risky behavior.
- MONITOR alcohol products in your home.
- DON’T store alcohol in your garage or someplace easily accessible.
- TALK with your teen BEFORE every party.
- PLAN a way for them to exit an uncomfortable situation.
- BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL—pay attention to your own attitudes about alcohol use.