Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
December 13, 2010--As office holiday parties and family gatherings are getting underway across the state, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is reminding legal purchase age adults who choose to enjoy a drink to do so safely this holiday season.
Alcohol can be enjoyed responsibly by the vast majority of legal-age adults; some individuals over-consume, abuse or choose to consume it before they are of legal age and can be harmful to themselves and others.
"If alcohol is a part of your celebration, keep in mind that 65 percent of kids get their alcohol from friends and family," said MLCC Chairperson Nida R. Samona. "With older siblings home from college or visiting family in town for the holidays, it is even more tempting and easier for kids to obtain and consume alcohol."
Here are some tips from www.drinksmart.com to safely and responsibly enjoy your holiday season:
"Michigan has tough laws and severe penalties for those who drink and drive. One of the greatest gifts you can give to others is to volunteer as a designated driver during the holiday party season or ensuring that partygoers have a safe ride home. Let's keep everyone safe this holiday season and drink responsibly," said Samona.
For more information about responsible consumption, visit our website www.michigan.gov/lcc, or visit The Century Council Web site at www.centurycouncil.org.