It’s the time of year when families across the state and country celebrate a rite of passage by hosting high school graduation parties. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 46% of parents of high school students don’t know what their liability would be if someone else’s child were found drinking in their home.
In many states, including Ohio, social host liability laws allow for adults to be held responsible if furnishing alcohol to those under the age of 21.
To help you celebrate safely, the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII) provides these resources regarding underage drinking laws in Ohio and across the US.
• Fact sheet on Ohio’s underage drinking laws (Ohio Department of Commerce)
• Underage alcohol use: 10 Frequently Asked Questions (Clermont County Sheriff)
US and general resources
• State profiles of underage drinking laws (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
• Social host liability (Insurance Information Institute)