- Mean Drunk? New Research Confirms It’s a Real Thing July 21, 2016You know the types. There’s the silly drunk. There’s the crying drunk. And then there’s the guy everyone tries to avoid: the angry, mean drunk. While people respond to alcohol in different ways, new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychopharmacology shows that in heavy drinkers, alcohol can fuel feelings of aggression, making them “mean” […]Alison Betts
- Calif. Ignition Interlock Study Shows Mixed Results June 29, 2016Last week the California Department of Motor Vehicles released study results evaluating the specific deterrent effects of California Assembly Bill 91. This law established a mandatory ignition interlock device (IID) program in four California counties: Los Angeles, Sacramento, Alameda, and Tulare. The study looked at data from all DUI offender groups between July 1, 2010, and January […]Kathleen Brown
- Four Tips for a Safe and Sober July 4th June 24, 2016For many, Independence Day translates to the ultimate celebration of summer. A long, hot day of swimming, BBQs, and time with family and friends is capped off by fireworks and a late-night drive home. But these very celebrations also make our national holiday one of the most dangerous times of the year for roadway fatalities […]Alison Betts
- SCOTUS Upholds Penalties for Warrantless Breath Tests, but Not Blood Tests, in DUI Arrests June 23, 2016The U.S. Supreme Court has issued the long-awaited ruling in a case that brings into question penalties for refusal to submit to warrantless breath or blood testing when arrested for a DUI. In Birchfield v. North Dakota the high court ruled that criminal penalties could be applied for refusing to submit to a breath test, which the […]Kathleen Brown
- Britain’s BBC Uncovers the Truth About Alcohol June 14, 2016In January, the UK issued a warning that any amount of drinking increases the risk of cancer and issued new guidelines to encourage drinkers to limit their consumption to the equivalent of about 6 to 7 pints of beer per week. As part of the country’s conversation about the new warning and guidelines, “The Truth […]Alison Betts
- #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
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