Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Social Host Laws: The Good, the Bad and the Changes

Event date: 
September 19, 2013 03:00 pm - 04:15 pm EDT
Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC)

The State’s interest in the problem of providing alcohol to minors in a social setting is not new.  Since the 1990’s local and state governments have passed laws designed to hold those who provide alcohol, or enable the consumption by providing an environment in which a minor can consume alcohol, responsible for their conduct.  These “social host” laws are often different and unique to the communities they serve. Our program will take a retrospective look back at the different social host approaches used by cities, counties and states.  We will look at laws that have survived as well as those that have been struck down by the courts and discuss where these  laws are headed and the challenges proponents of social host legislation face in the future.   Register online at:  


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