In Manitowoc County, it is illegal to sell, dispense or give away any alcoholic beverages to any underage person not accompanied by his or her PARENT. Hosting or failing to take action to prevent illegal consumption will result in a $500 fine. (Social host ORDINANCE 14.040 )
Why it matters
- The brain is not fully developed, alcohol use prior to age 21 can harm brain development and function
- The younger someone starts drinking the more likely they will develop an alcohol disorder
- Early alcohol use increases the risk of addiction and drug use.
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