UNDERAGE DRINKING

Our programs are funded primarily by grants from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Be a Parent, Not a Peer

Social Hosting is the act of furnishing someone under the legal drinking age either alcohol or with an environment in which to consume alcohol. Social Hosting in Tennessee is punishable with up to $2500 in fines and a year in jail. 

Enabling underage drinking is illegal, no matter where it happens. Our "Be a Parent, Not a Peer" initiative encourages parents to talk to other parents about their house rules. Ask them not to be enablers. And don't be one yourself.

Even if you don't allow underage drinking in your home, other parents might. Talk to the parents of your children's friends and openly ask them if this is a rule in their home. 

By pledging you become a part of the movement. We need your help in reaching as many parents as possible with this important message. Share posts with your friends, ask others to pledge and help us to spread the word and save lives by joining our online community.

Complete the form below to take the pledge!

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Research shows that parents are the leading influence on their child’s decisions about alcohol. Although it may not seem like it, when parents talk about underage drinking, their children do hear them.

For tips on talking to your children about underage drinking and other parent resources, visit samhsa.gov.

 

 

 


TopShelf Responsible Beverage Service training information coming soon!