- President Proclaims December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month December 6, 2016As he has every year since 2009, last week President Obama officially named December 2016 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Impaired driving and related fatalities spike during the holiday season, making this an important time of year to remind drivers what’s at stake when they get behind the wheel. In his proclamation the president […]Alison Betts
- Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Holidays November 21, 2016This time of year brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become an unwelcome tradition of the season. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Share this Holiday Drinking & DUI infographic, updated for 2016, to raise awareness and help #ChangeTheTrend. And visit […]Sobering Up Administrator
- Surgeon General: Addiction is a Public Health Crisis November 17, 2016Today the U.S. Surgeon General released a first-of-its-kind report about addiction that shows how widely and deeply drug and alcohol misuse and abuse are impacting the nation’s health. In his preface, current Surgeon General Vivek Murthy hopes the report will have the same impact on addiction as the Surgeon General’s report 50 years ago did […]Alison Betts
- Moderate Drinking Harder than Abstinence for Problem Drinkers October 27, 2016A new study suggests that people struggling with alcohol misuse have more success at going completely dry versus controlling their drinking. Researchers in Sweden set out to test a theory that the most important factor in recovery is for a patient and treatment provider to have a shared recovery goal: either abstinence or moderate drinking. […]Alison Betts
- 7 Tips to Help Your Guests Safely Enjoy Their Halloween Spirits October 24, 2016This year more than 58 million American adults plan to attend a Halloween party, and many of those frightening festivities will include alcohol. If you are in charge of throwing this year’s monster bash, here are 7 tips to help your guests safely enjoy the “spirits” of the season: Have plenty of alcohol-free choices available for […]Alison Betts
- Funding Alert: SAMHSA Grants to Expand Treatment in Tribal & Drug Courts October 14, 2016The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2017 grants to expand substance abuse treatment in Adult Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Applications are due Monday, December 12, 2016. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and/or […]Sobering Up Administrator
- Infographic: The Scary Truth About Halloween and Drinking October 13, 2016Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters. The last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing booze with their boos. This year more than 58 million adults plan to attend or host a Halloween party, and many of those spooky celebrations will include alcohol. DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents on […]Sobering Up Administrator
- Sweaty Personal Alcohol Monitoring: The Next Big Trend? September 29, 2016“I’m at a 0.07. What are you?” With new personal alcohol monitoring devices being developed, might this be a common conversation on a Friday night? Technology that measures alcohol through the skin has long been used by law enforcement to supervise repeat drunk drivers. But several up and coming technologies could make this kind of alcohol monitoring the […]Sobering Up Administrator
- TN Could Lose Highway Funding Over New DUI Law September 8, 2016When Tennessee’s lawmakers revised the state’s drunk driving laws earlier this year, they didn’t anticipate that one change could cost them as much as $60 million in federal highway funding. BAC limits for underage drivers Tennessee’s Senate Bill 1317, which went into effect on July 1, redefined the standards and penalties for underage drunk driving. […]Alison Betts
- Just Released: NHTSA Reports Largest Jump in Drunk Driving Deaths in 10 Years September 1, 2016This week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that U.S. traffic deaths increased 7.2% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Last year, 35,092 people lost their lives on America’s roadways. NHTSA noted the year-over-year increase is the largest in nearly 50 years. Drunk Driving Heading in the Wrong Direction Alcohol-impaired crashes (where a […]Alison Betts
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