Alcohol

Not Just a Minor Problem

Underage drinking is not just a minor problem. It affects all of us. That is why the State has passed a Social Host Law. A social host is someone who knowingly allows an underage person to consume alcohol illegally on their property. Iowa passed a law in 2014 that penalizes social hosts with a criminal offense and fines of up to $330 with court costs.

This campaign informs the public about that law: what it is; why it's important; and how to work with this law to prevent underage drinking.

Binge Drinking

New research shows that binge drinking is a bigger problem than previously thought. More than 38 million US adults binge drink about four times a month. Iowa ranks 4th among the 50 states for the percentage of adults who binge drink.

Buzzkill

Hosting minors at your next get together may be a violation of Iowa's Social Host Law and can result in fines and criminal penalties. Create awareness of the state Social Host Law.

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Compliance Checks

Keeping alcohol out of the hands of our youth is a number one priority. Regular compliance checks has been linked to the reduced likelihood of illegal sales in communities.