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Avoiding Underage Drinking on New Year’s Eve

Avoiding Underage Drinking on New Year’s Eve

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County/Community Alliance Network is urging parents and adults to host responsible New Year’s Eve parties.

According to the 2008 California Healthy Kids Survey, 74 percent of 11th graders and 59 percent of ninth-graders across Orange County report that it is easy to get alcohol, which is reported to be the most abused substance among local youth.

The organization offers parents the following guidelines to keep teens safe and prevent underage drinking: