Providing alcohol to minors can cost you up to $1,000 in fines.Parents Who Host 2014 fact card

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

Parents, Please…

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.