UNDERAGE DRINKING

SOCIAL HOST LAWS

In Connecticut, allowing anyone under the age of 21 to possess alcohol in any dwelling unit or on private property is a criminal offense punishable by up to one year in jail for the person who owns or controls the property.

The Person in control of the property does not need to be present, does not have to be aware of the drinking, nor do they have to be an adult for the fines to be incurred.

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NEW PREVENTION RESOURCES

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Confidential Alcohol Screening

Answer just a few questions and we’ll provide health and risk guidelines related to your drinking.

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Everyone is NOT Doing it!
 

TAKE THIS QUIZ FOR A REALITY CHECK.

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PARENTS: HAVING TEENS DRINK AT HOME IS NOT A SAFER ALTERNATIVE!

Teen brains are more vulnerable to alcohol. 

Research shows that the teen brain doesn’t fully develop until 25. Alcohol can alter this development, potentially affecting brain structure and function.

Underage drinking increases the risk of alcohol problems later in life. 

Research shows that people who start drinking before the age of 15 are four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. 

Source: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

FIRST DRINK UNDER 15

40 - 50%

Chance of developing a substance use disorder.

FIRST DRINK UNDER 18

32%

Chance of developing a substance use disorder.

FIRST DRINK OVER 18

15%

Chance of developing a substance use disorder.

FIRST DRINK AT 21

3%

Chance of developing a substance use disorder.

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TEENS: THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK! 

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Talk, They Hear You

SAMHSA

  • Tips for starting and continuing conversations about the dangers of drugs and alcohol at a young age. 

  • Resources to help you answer tough questions.

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Keep Connected

Search Institute

Keep Connected offers all kinds of families—and organizations that support them—ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships. Their goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves.

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