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  • Infographic: St. Patty’s Day Drinking and DUIs March 9, 2017
    St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and if you are planning to honor the day by wearing a bit o’ green or hoisting a pint you’re not alone. Surveys show that more than half of Americans over 18 plan to actively celebrate the holiday, and for many that includes downing an alcoholic beverage (green or otherwise). The trend […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Three States May Reduce BAC Limit for Drunk Driving March 7, 2017
    The current BAC limit for drivers in all 50 states is 0.08, but if some lawmakers get their way, that could soon change. Since 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called on states to reduce the legal BAC for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05. The agency notes that research shows the risk of […]
    Alison Betts
  • NHTSA Data: Progress on Drunk Driving Deaths Slipped in 2015 February 28, 2017
    Last summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its initial findings on U.S. traffic deaths during 2015, announcing that 10,265 people were killed in drunk driving crashes that year. Now, NHTSA’s latest fact sheet provides a more complete picture of alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in 2015 (the most recent year for which data is […]
    Alison Betts
  • More Drivers Admit to Driving Drunk, Survey Shows February 13, 2017
    Results from a second annual public opinion survey conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA (TIRF USA) show that self-reported drunk driving increased substantially in 2016 compared to the previous year. Of the 5,050 individuals surveyed by the online poll, 5.5% said they had driven impaired often or very often in 2016, compared to 4% […]
    Cherie LeDoux
  • Drinking, drunk driving spike on Super Bowl Sunday January 31, 2017
    The most dangerous place during Super Bowl LI likely won’t be out on the field at NRG Stadium—it will be out on the roads during and after the big game. A new analysis shows that drinking violations by repeat drunk drivers ordered to stay sober jumps an average of 22% on Super Bowl Sunday, compared […]
    Alison Betts
  • Funding Alert: 2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grants January 24, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2017 to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. The Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to states, […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Can Going Dry in January Really Improve Your Health? January 6, 2017
    In January many of us kick off the new year with vows to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more. But more and more people are also resolving to cut down on drinking during January, or cut out alcohol altogether, as part of their fresh start. In fact, “Dry January” has become a wide-spread custom […]
    Alison Betts
  • Alcohol Substitute: Drunkenness Without the Nasty Hangover? January 4, 2017
    Two years ago, makers of powdered alcohol touted the ability to whip up your favorite cocktail wherever there was water (the product has since been banned in more than 30 states). Now, a scientist in London has created an alcohol substitute that he claims produces the desirable effects of drinking without the potential for ugly […]
    Alison Betts
  • DUIs and alcohol crashes overshadow joys of the season December 21, 2016
    Suspected drunk driver hit pedestrian in fatal Christmas night crash Church family, friends rally for family injured in Christmas Eve crash Driver to serve 3 years for OUI, leaving scene in New Year’s fatal hit and run It’s no coincidence that December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) […]
    Alison Betts
  • 5 tips to manage the holidays without alcohol December 12, 2016
    The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends. Yet many celebrations include alcohol, and for those who are abstaining from alcohol, parties and gatherings can be especially challenging. In addition, visitors, family gatherings, extra expenses, and end-of-year pressures at work can lead to additional stress—and urges to drink. […]
    Alison Betts

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