Carroll Coalition Against Underage Drinking


A public awareness program educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties.

In the State of Maryland furnishing alcohol to a minor, persons under 21, has a penalty of $2,500.

So many underage drinking prevention efforts focus directly on youth. Yet parents play a key role in prevention.
Parents Who Host Lose the Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking is a program designed specifically for parents.

Many well-meaning parents think it is enough to take away car keys at their teen's parties so the teens attending cannot drink and drive. Others simply look the other way when their teen's friends are at their house and alcohol is present. Many of these parents provide the alcohol, or allow alcohol to be consumed on their property, based on the false belief that drinking is an inevitable part of the teenage experience, particularly related to prom, graduation, and other hallmarks of adolescence.

Parents Who Host Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking educates parents about the health and safety risks of allowing underage drinking and increases awareness of and compliance with state underage drinking laws.

This program encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.

The Carroll County Coalition Against Underage Drinking sponsors this program in our community.