New Campaign Targets Parents who Provide Alcohol to Minors
One New Jersey community is taking a stand against underage drinking by targeting the parents of teens. The Secaucus Coalition for a Healthy Drug Free Community (SCHDFC) is launching a campaign this month that will educate parents about the dangers of hosting underage drinking parties or providing alcohol to minors. The campaign, which is set to launch on May 27, is called “Parents Who Host Lose The Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking. It’s Against the Law.”
The coalition is partnering with groups like the Drug-Free Action Alliance, a national organization that “educates key leaders on the problems facing their communities & provides the resources needed to take action.” Together, these groups hope to help teens and young adults choose to stay sober and find positive ways to have fun.
“With prom, graduation and the summer coming, we thought that this would be the ideal moment to launch this campaign,” SCHDFC Coordinator Tania Guaman said, and she went on to remind parents of the responsibility they hold with regard to teen drinking. “Any adult can be held responsible, regardless if they aren’t present at the party, or even if the parents didn’t know about the party, they can still be held liable,” said Guaman.
Read more about the campaign and the groups behind it here.