Evaluation Data

Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Underage Drinking


An independent evaluation by the Miami University Applied Research Center was conducted on Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking from 2001–2008. The evaluation results support the program’s effectiveness for increasing knowledge of state underage drinking laws, providing important educational information to parents and youth about underage drinking, and helping to prevent parents from hosting parties where alcohol is available or served to teens.

Trend data shows observable changes in key attitudes and behaviors, such as:
  • 41% decrease among youth who indicated that they had attended a party in the last two months where alcohol was served to youth
  • 30% decrease among youth who indicated that they know of parents who host parties where alcohol is available or served to teens
  • 22% decrease among parents who indicated that they know of other parents who host parties where alcohol is available or served to teens
  • 32% increase among youth who indicated that the campaign information led to a discussion between themselves and their parent about underage drinking
  • 33% increase among parents who indicated that if other parents knew this campaign information it would keep them from hosting parties where alcohol is available or served.