- #ReflectionsFromInside: Bar-Goers Get Virtual Visit from Jailed DUI Offender May 10, 2016A new anti-drunk driving PSA from safety organization We Save Lives (WSL) is causing a stir on social media. The video, which has been viewed more than 35 million times since it was published in April, shows an incarcerated DUI offender sharing his story with intoxicated bar patrons through a high-tech bathroom mirror to convince […]Alison Betts
- MADD, New Mexico Team Up to Shame Drunk Drivers and Judges on Social Media April 28, 2016New Mexico officials think that too many drunk drivers in their state are getting off too easy. In response, Governor Susana Martinez announced that New Mexico will pay Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to watch courtroom proceedings and gather information about repeat drunk drivers and judges they believe are offering lenient sentences to offenders. MADD […]Alison Betts
- Funding Alert: 2016 BJA/SAMHSA Grants for Adult Drug Courts April 25, 2016The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are accepting applications for the Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment. Grants are available to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to improve drug court programs and systems for […]Sobering Up Administrator
- April is Alcohol Awareness Month March 31, 2016April 1 is the start of the 30th annual Alcohol Awareness Month in the U.S. Created and promoted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month is now supported by many groups and organizations, including the CDC, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), MADD, and the Substance […]Sobering Up Administrator
- More States are Reconsidering the Legal Drinking Age March 23, 2016It’s been nearly 30 years since Americans under 21 could legally purchase alcohol in the U.S. The Uniform Drinking Age Act of 1984 required states to raise their legal drinking age to 21 or face cuts to their federal highway funding. Wyoming, the last holdout, raised its legal drinking age in 1988, and 21 has […]Alison Betts
- Infographic: Binge Drinking, Drunk Driving are Unlucky St. Patrick’s Day Traditions March 11, 2016While bars around the country are prepping green beer and Irish-themed cocktails, law enforcement agencies are gearing up for one of most alcohol-fueled times of the year. The trend of boozing it up in honor of St. Patrick’s Day is a fairly modern turn in the holiday’s history (which dates back over a thousand years), […]Alison Betts
- Sobriety Tags Rolled Out Across London to Reduce Alcohol-Related Crime February 29, 2016In 2014, the City of London launched the United Kingdom’s first compulsory “alcohol tag” trial in an attempt to curb alcohol-involved crime in four of the city’s most impacted neighborhoods. Based on the success of that initial trial, last week the Mayor of London and the Ministry of Justice announced that the alcohol tagging pilot will be […]Matthew Mitchell
- South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program Linked to Lower Deaths in the General Population February 11, 2016A new study conducted by the RAND Corporation and funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could give states one more reason to add 24/7 Sobriety Programs to their anti-drunk-driving efforts. Just published in Lancet Psychiatry, the study found that South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety […]Alison Betts
- States Make 24/7 Sobriety Legislation a Top Priority in 2016 February 11, 2016While much progress has been made over the past couple of decades, alcohol-involved crashes still accounts for a third of the nation’s highway fatalities each year. That’s why many states continue to look for new tools and programs to combat drunk driving, and why so many states this year are considering 24/7 Sobriety Program legislation. The 24/7 Sobriety concept—which […]Mindy Huddleston
- Funding Alert: SAMHSA Offering Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment in Drug, Tribal Courts February 10, 2016The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2016 grants to expand substance abuse treatment in Adult Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment services in […]Sobering Up Administrator
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