New study suggests “social hosting” laws reduce teen drinking.

Reuters reports on a new study that suggests fewer teenagers drink at parties in communities with “social hosting” laws.

In 2006, the Mountain Brook City Council approved an ordinance that holds adults responsible for underage drinking on their property. Somewhat unusual among these laws was the provision that a homeowner may be held legally responsible–and fined–when underage drinking occurs on their property even when the homeowner is not present and has no knowledge of it.

For more on the study, see this link:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/28/us-socialhost-laws-teen-drinking-idUSKBN0IH2CH20141028