Additionally, according to the 2010 OPNA data, Jackson County youth reported higher percentages than the state for obtaining alcohol from home with their parent’s permission. Increasing awareness of the social host law is another strategy of the subcommittee. The social host ordinance states that “no person shall knowingly and willfully permit any individual under twenty-one (21) years of age who is an invitee to the person’s residence, any building, structure, or room owned, occupied, leased or otherwise procured by the person or on any land owned, occupied, leased or otherwise procured by the person, to possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or any controlled dangerous substance in such place.” Another strategy that WMPN offers is Responsible Beverage Sales and Service Training (RBSST) to any event vendors or establishments that serve alcohol in the county. One goal for the RBSST is to help clerks and servers know how to properly ID individuals that are attempting to purchase alcohol. Through this training and policies, the hope is to reduce opportunities for access to alcohol by underage minors at events. The identified strategies are only a few of the plans discussed by the committee. Through the combined efforts of the Substance Abuse Awareness Committee and WMPN our goal is to bring awareness to this important issue. Illegal alcohol use by underage minors contributes to various crimes, car crashes, injuries, and even deaths across the state of Oklahoma. We have learned that the community and our youth are safer and healthier when they don’t start using alcohol until after they are 21 years of age.