Nashville Prevention Partnership is asking parents to make an active pledge to “Be A Parent. Not A Peer.” Join the movement, ask others to pledge and help us spread the word!
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Enabling underage drinking is dangerous, not to mention irresponsible. It can result in not only legal consequences, for both adults and teens, but can cause a variety of health risks as well.
Even if you don’t allow underage drinking in your home, other parents might. Talk to other parents and openly ask them if this is a rule in their home. Don’t let your kids spend time with enablers and don’t be one yourself!
What does Tennessee law say?
In Tennessee, it is against the law for a host to knowingly allow an underage adult (someone who is less than 21 years old) to consume alcohol on property the host owns or controls…
It is illegal for a person to give or buy alcohol for any minor for any purpose.
Read more about Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-15-404.
What are the consequences?
The adult enabler, who supplies or allows minors to obtain alcohol or other unlawful substances, can be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor…
Enablers are subject to liability in criminal AND civil actions.
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