DHS: Parents must be proactive about teen drinking

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Colorado's Department of Human Services says it's entirely too easy for teens to get their hands on alcohol and are encouraging parents to speak to their kids about the dangers of underage drinking.

According to a new report, there were 516 liquor license holders in our state that failed compliance checks for selling or serving alcohol to minors.

Thirty-nine of those happened in Mesa County.

A survey by Healthy Kids Colorado reports 60 percent of high school students say alcohol is relatively easy to get if they want it and parents are a key part to curbing the trend of underage drinking. Colorado is ranked ninth in the country for teen binge drinking, according to the Speak Now campaign.

You can see a full list of compliance check results by business name, license type, city, county or zip code by visiting the Department of Revenue website.

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