Navigation Links
US Parents Risk Jail When Their Teens Drink at Parties

US parents face fines and jail time if teenage children drink alcohol at parties, even at home under adult supervision. A Virginia couple who provided beer at their home for their 16-year-old's birthday party to stop him from drinking behind their backs, ran afoul of a law banning alcohol for under 21s, and were sent to jail for two years earlier this month.

Many of the 50 US states allow for fines of up to 1,000 dollars for each underage guest if alcoholic beverages are served at your house in their presence -- whether they have imbibed or not. "If you expect 60 teenagers, you'd better keep your eyes peeled," said a French mother who recently held a high school graduation party for her kids at her home in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. May-June is graduation season, and each year fewer parents in the Washington area dare to let their teens celebrate at home, rather than at school or a rented hall.

"A police officer came to our high school to tell us the rules we had to follow," said the French mother who preferred to remain anonymous. "When I told him I was planning to hold a party for the kids at my house, he looked at me like I was crazy," she added. Armed with advice from a lawyer, she deputized a dozen parents as all-night chaperones. "We searched every bag, then we did it again. We prevented anybody leaving from going back into the house. Some of us paced up and down outside, keeping an eye on the surroundings. We closed the gates with bicycle locks," said a father who worked on the committee until 4:00 am. "It was worth it," he said.

"We found eight bottles of booze stashed in the bushes during the night and the next morning." "Breaking the law became a game," said the mother who organized the party. The minimum age to drive a car in the United States is 16. Teens can join the military and vote at 18, but 80 percent of Americans oppose lowering the drinking age to 18, as it was before The National Minimum Dr
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Smoking may be influenced by Parents
2. Few Parents Help Kids Fight Acne
3. Parents Should Look For Signs Of Children Becoming Overweight
4. HIV-positive Parents Require More Counseling
5. Parents understand better the hearing loss problem in children if counseled
6. Parents Should Beware of Violent Video Games
7. Risk Of Pre-eclampsia May Be In The Genes Of The Parents.
8. Pediatricians Need To Talk To Parents Of Overweight Kids
9. Increased Monitoring By Parents May Result In Lower BMI In Children
10. Teenage Girls May Not Need Parents Consent For Abortion
11. Parents Of ADHD Children Suffering Sleep Problems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Parents Risk Jail When Their Teens Drink Parties

(Date:4/17/2014)... By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to ... UC Irvine and the Salk Institute have opened the ... stroke-induced brain damage. , A complex and devastating neurological ... primary reason for disability in the U.S. The blood-brain ... blood-borne material into the brain, causing the permanent deficits ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit ... issues, published a comprehensive review today examining the current ... virus. The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies ... the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that ... countries of Guinea and Liberia. According to the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... off depression among retirees, particularly among those who live ... The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and ... Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the ... that Internet use reduced the probability of a depressed ... , Late-life depression affects between 5 and 10 million ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NEW YORK (17 April 2014) Population Council scientists and ... is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of ... and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 ... provides the first data that the gel is effective ... of efficacy in the vagina against all three viruses ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 Meaningful long-term survival ... cancer of the abdomen when treated with cytoreductive ... to a first-of-its-size analysis by physicians at Wake ... has the largest reported, single-center experience with cytoreductive ... Levine, M.D., and analysis of 20 years, worth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3Health News:Internet use may cut retirees' depression 2Health News:Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum 2Health News:20 years of data shows treatment technique improvement for advanced abdominal cancer 2
... Calif., Oct. 10 AlphaDetail, Inc., a leader,in primary ... Life Sciences Industry, continues to affirm its commitment to ... on the east coast. AlphaDetail will open a ... This will benefit a large number of clients located ...
... Oct. 10 The Pennsylvania,Department of Health today ... (CDC) advisory for consumers not to eat Banquet ... due to possible,Salmonella contamination., "Federal officials have ... want to ensure Pennsylvanians are taking the,appropriate measures ...
... Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SCIE) announced today that it ... Company,s quality system from the Notified,Body G-MED. SpectraScience ... II.3 of the European directive 93/42/EEC. In addition, ... Jim Hitchin the Company,s CEO said, "This certification ...
... 10 Good Shepherd,Rehabilitation Network has expanded ... The virtual store at, http://www.rehabilitystores.com with ... of secure online shopping specifically for those ... and their caregivers., "Rehability offers a ...
... Rural/Metro,Corporation announced that a majority of its ... Capital Management LLC, the Company,s,largest stockholder. During the ... and constructive dialogue. The Board,s desire is to ... remains committed,to doing what is best to enhance ...
... likely to develop breathing problems, study finds, , , WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... in their first month of life were more likely to ... a new study found. , Danish researchers found that infants ... influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis bacteria had more ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AlphaDetail, Inc. Affirms Commitment to Local East Coast Presence 2Health News:Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Banquet and Store Brand Frozen Pot Pies 2Health News:SpectraScience Receives Final European Certification 2Health News:Those With Disabilities as Well as Aging Population Throughout Country Now Have Access to Thousands of Specialized Products 2Health News:Rural/Metro Board of Directors Meets With Accipiter Capital Management 2Health News:Rural/Metro Board of Directors Meets With Accipiter Capital Management 3Health News:Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk 2Health News:Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in the ... sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted by ... support community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis patients ... form other than a pill or a tablet. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the ... it has received commitments from institutional investors to purchase ... common stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led ... Company entered into definitive purchase agreements with these investors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of ... to protect their most important business assets, intellectual ... ) Because of the highly-competitive nature ... one of the most litigious industry sectors of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... Feb. 24, 2011 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of ... 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award from Nalco Company (NYSE: ... ongoing efforts to reduce its climate change impact ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101231/NALCOLOGO ) The Environmental Stewardship ...
... N.C., Feb. 24, 2011 Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical ... announced today that Kenneth I. Moch, President and Chief ... Health Care Conference on March 1, 2011 at 3:00 ... New York City, NY. Mr. Moch will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GlaxoSmithKline Wins Environmental Stewardship Award 2GlaxoSmithKline Wins Environmental Stewardship Award 3Chimerix to Present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference 2Chimerix to Present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference 3
... Affinity pacemaker family offers ... truly automatic devices. Featuring ... of advanced technologies ever ... pacemaker incorporates the exclusive ...
Medtronic, Inc., a world leader in therapies for restoring people with chronic conditions to full life, introduces the AT500 Pacing System for the management of atrial tachyarrhythmias and bradycardi...
The Guidant INSIGNIA Ultra pacing system offers sophisticated patient-specific, easy-to-use features for simplified patient management and enhanced patient safety....
... Powerful, flexible, and fast, the ... combines leading edge technologies with user-oriented ... The integrated SONO MR package consists ... and control, including HI COMPOUND multi-angle ...
Medicine Products: