Parents Who Host
Don’t be A Party
to Teenage Drinking.
It’s against the law.
Throughout the months of May and June, Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris (CCSHM), in collaboration with the Morris County Municipal Alliance, will spearhead its second annual county-wide Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a Party to Teenage Drinking campaign. For Morris County high school students, late Spring is a time of excitement centered around prom, graduation and the coming freedom of summer. These celebratory times often lead to incidences of parent-hosted events featuring underage drinking — and that is illegal!
Parents Who Host Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party To Teenage Drinking provides parents with information about the health risks of underage drinking and the legal consequences of providing alcohol to youth.
“Parents who allow or encourage underage drinking in their home are sending their kids the wrong message – that it is okay to drink,” said CCSHM Coordinator Barbara Kauffman.
Early alcohol use can have implications across the lifespan, and increase the risk of later abuse. According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, rates of alcohol dependence or abuse are lowest among persons who first used alcohol at an older age and highest among persons who initiated at a younger age.
This campaign encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.
Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking is a registered trademark of Drug-Free Action Alliance.