Those Who Host — Lose the Most

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The Those Who Host Lose the Most public awareness campaign was created in 2006 by substance abuse coalitions in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the dangers and legal ramifications of providing alcohol to individuals under the age of 21.

As an adult:

  • You cannot give alcohol to anyone younger than 21 under any circumstance, even in your own residence, even with their parent's permission.
  • You cannot knowingly allow a person younger than 21, other than your own child, to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possessing alcohol.
  • Your residence.... Your responsibility.

If you break the law:

  • You face a sentence of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
  • Your driver's license can be suspended for 6 months.
  • You can be sued if you give alcohol to anyone younger than 21 and they, in turn, hurt someone, hurt themselves or damage property.

Things you can do:

  • Refuse to supply alcohol to youth.
  • Actively supervise parties when youth will be attending.
  • Make sure alcohol is not brought into your home or onto your property by underage youth.
  • Talk to other adults about not providing alcohol at events youth will be attending.
  • Create alcohol-free opportunities and activities in your home so youth will feel welcome.

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