Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

Social Host Policy Brief

Alcohol remains the most abused drug by American adolescents despite all 50 states restricting alcohol possession to those under the age of 21. Research has shown that the majority of underage drinkers gain access to alcohol through a variety of social means including parents, friends and acquaintances. This is where social host liability can play a role in preventing underage drinking. Social host liability laws hold adults responsible for alcohol served to underage individuals on the adult’s property.

Social Host Policy Brief