Underage Drinking: Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Last Reviewed: January 2019

This webpage includes tools about laws that ban providing alcohol to minors. It features tables that list:

  • Policies for minimum age to different types of alcohol in each state as of specific dates
  • Policy changes over time 
  • Exceptions to policies
  • Whether the policies allow for the affirmative defense
  • Citations to legal sources

Users can sort and filter the tables by a variety of criteria. In addition to the tables, the webpage provides resources like:

  • Timeline of policy changes
  • Useful maps and charts
  • List of variables and other definitions to help understand the language used in the webpage
  • Detailed information about the policy the laws are based on
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Alcohol Policy Information System. (n.d.). Underage drinking: Furnishing alcohol to minors. Retrieved from https://alcoholpolicy.niaaa.nih.gov/apis-policy-topics/furnishing-alcohol-to-minors/40