A campaign taking place at state and local levels, Parents Who Host, Lose The Most concentrates on celebratory times for youth, such as homecoming, holidays, prom, graduation and other times when underage drinking parties are prevalent. This campaign encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.
- 65% of 1,115 parents surveyed and 53% of 655 teens surveyed said that it is generally easy for underage youth to get alcohol. (Source: "Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking" Evaluation Report, Dec. 2005)
- 7,000 young people under 16 have their first drink of alcohol every day. (Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2000)
If drinking is delayed until age 21, a child's risk of serious alcohol problems is decreased by 70 percent. (Source: Calculated from information contained in: Grant BF, Dawson DA. 1997, Age at onset of alcohol use and its association with DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence. Results from the National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey. Journal of Substance Abuse 9:103-110.)
- Don't be a party to teenage drinking -- help show support and request a sign, stickers, or window cling to display by calling (920) 232-3000.