"Your Kids are Drinking" examines the most under-reported aspect of under-age drinking by youths - the adults that allow it to happen.
Recent research indicates a substantial amount of the blame for the drinking behavior of kids and the amount of alcohol they consume comes directly from parents and other adults in their lives. However, experts in the field of alcohol abuse and law enforcement officials were not surprised by the numbers. They see it all the time.
This hour-long documentary and discussion includes a visit to small town celebrations where heavy drinking is a tradition and families protect their teenage drinkers. In a larger community, cameras capture under-aged decoys purchasing liquor from stores and restaurants. Finally, one family's tragic story illustrates the horrible consequences of teenagers drinking before they can handle its effects. From tougher parenting to a hard-line from law enforcement officials there is a new emphasis on how adults need to take responsibility for the drinking behavior of teens.
In a panel discussion, experts in the area can better work with teenagers to shape responsible use of alcohol.
Running time: Approx. 60 min