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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!

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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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