Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking takes place at state and local levels, concentrating on celebratory times for youth, such as homecoming, holidays, prom, graduation and other times when underage drinking parties are prevalent.
This program encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.
- Stacey Logwood, Champaign County Family & Children First Council
Statistics show through our combined endeavors, the number of youth using alcohol has declined, but there is further work to be done. The fact is, underage drinking is hazardous to the health and safety of our children and parents play a major role in their child’s decision to make healthy choices.
Since the program began in 2000, it has been requested for replication in all 50 states, Canada, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In 2001, Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking received the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s Promising Prevention Program Award. While laws vary from state to state, the campaign's message is a universal one: It is illegal, unsafe and unhealthy for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol.