A recent California study has shown that communities where social host laws are more stringent have demonstrated more responsible underage contingents.
This may not come as a surprise, though it has implications when thought of in the context of role-modeling. Adults who discourage binge drinking in their presence, yet encourage responsible drinking in responsible settings promote positive habits for minors. This behavior may be encouraged by these new social host laws.
Lead researcher Mallie J. Paschall claimed that ‘”Most kids get alcohol from social sources, not commercial ones,” so laws that target the social-sources of alcohol, such as parents or adult caretakers, can help reduce underage drinking.’
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