VCkidsFYI: Celebrating graduation? Avoid fines for underage drinking at home parties
Youth & AlcoholJune is the month of celebrations. Graduations. Weddings. Barbecues. Picnics. Celebrating with family, friends, food and alcohol. It's never too early to start talking about underage drinking.
Social Host LawsUnderage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol. There are “Social Host Laws" in Ventura County that hold adults responsible for parties where alcohol is served to underage people. The adult who owns or rents the property is responsible, no matter who provides the alcohol. The fines vary by community, but are up to $2,500. For more information see Your Home. Your Fine.
> Family Agreement Form: Avoiding Alcohol, SAMHSA
> Talking to Kids About Alcohol, SAMHSA.
If you're concerned about signs of drug use with your child, call (805) 981-9200 to talk with a professional at Ventura County Behavioral Health, Alcohol & Drug Programs, Youth Services. Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.