The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 (NIDA, 2002). Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. Approximately 4,300 children die each year of underage-drinking related causes.
Safe Homes, Smart Parties is a statewide initiative developed by Informed Families and implemented by parents of teens and preteens to ensure that drugs, alcohol and cigarettes will not be permitted at parties held in their homes and discouraged at parties in the community.
- Campaign Implementation Toolkit
- Adult Pledges
- Youth Pledge Banner