Parents Who Host, Lose The Most

Parents Who Host Lose The Most: Don't be a party to underage drinking
 is a public awareness campaign educating communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties. This campaign encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe, and unacceptable and parents play a major role in their child’s decision to make healthy choices.

The Facts In Maine:

  • It is a criminal offense for any person, adult or minor, to furnish liquor or imitation liquor to a minor.
  • It is a criminal offense to allow a minor under an adult's control, or in any place under an adult's control, to possess or consume liquor or imitation liquor.
  • Furnishing liquor or imitation liquor to a minor may result in fines from $500 to $2,000 and/or a jail sentence from 6-12 months.
  • If an injury or death occurs, the adult responsible for furnishing alcohol may be charged with a felony.

Protect Yourself and Your Teen:

  • Refuse to supply alcohol.
  • Be home when your teen has friends over.
  • Monitor your home if you are out of town.
  • Talk to other parents.
  • Provide alcohol-free opportunities.
  • Report violations to your local Police Department.
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 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.

Parents Who Host Lose The Most is the product of the Drug Free Action Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization founded in 1987.