Last Updated on May 19, 2017 by cassnetwork
We have all heard that drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. But did you know that the earlier you begin use the more complications you will have? Not only health complications, but possible dependency issues may arise. When drinking is delayed until age 21, a child’s risk of serious alcohol problems is decreased by 70%! Our youth deserve to live and grow to adulthood in an environment where alcohol is not misused.
This prom and graduation season, Youth Services Alliance encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. Let’s be unified in our message, and host alcohol-free parties with fun and healthy activities to show our youth that we care about their future.
To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Youth Services Alliance is joining other organizations across the country to promote the Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign. Not only is it unsafe to furnish youth with alcohol, it is also illegal.
Hosting, or even allowing an underage drinking party on your property could result prosecution and you could face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, loss of property, and civil liability. As a parent, you cannot give alcohol to your teen’s friends under the age of 21 under any circumstance, even in your own home, even with their parent’s permission. You also cannot allow a person under 21, to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol.
Why risk our children’s safety and health for something that is illegal and could result in legal actions? This prom and graduation season let’s host safe legal parties. Keep our children and ourselves out of trouble.
More information about Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking and Drug Free Action Alliance is available at www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org.
Also try visiting Youth Services Alliance Website for bullying resources, parent resources, substance use resources, etc.: http://ysainc.org/
SOURCE: News release from Youth Services Alliance