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  • When It Comes To Boating, Alcohol and Water Don’t Mix June 22, 2018
    With summertime boating season underway, it’s important to remember that impaired driving isn’t limited to the roadways. Boating under the influence (BUI) is just as dangerous as drunk driving and it’s illegal in all 50 states. The Dangers of BUI According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is the leading contributing factor in boating deaths, accounting […]
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  • Study Says Stricter State Alcohol Policies Mean Fewer DUI Deaths June 15, 2018
    Do deaths from alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes decrease when states enact more restrictive alcohol policies? It’s a question being asked by researchers in a new study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Tougher Alcohol Policies Mean Fewer Deaths “Association of State Alcohol Policies with Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among US Adults” examined how the […]
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  • NADCP Conference Highlights Individual Experiences of Alcohol Addiction and Abuse June 14, 2018
    We spent a week at the National Association for Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Annual Conference where a common theme emerged about the individualistic nature of alcohol addiction and abuse. Many DUI treatment courts and corrections programs have the same requirements for every alcohol client regardless of their risk and need levels, which can negatively impact […]
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  • Summer DUIs: Drunk Driving Never Takes A Vacation May 24, 2018
    Whether it’s backyard barbecues, boating on the lake, or catching a baseball game, summertime offers plenty of opportunities for people to socialize and spend more time outside. And for many, enjoying summer activities also means consuming alcohol. As a result, the summer months see a substantial increase in both alcohol-involved crashes and DUIs, especially around […]
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  • When It Comes to Alcohol Monitoring, Scientists Want to Get Under Your Skin May 16, 2018
    Are James Bond-type microchips the next wave of alcohol monitoring technologies? Scientists at the University of California San Diego seem to think so. These engineering researchers are hoping that an injectable microchip that monitors drinking will help treatment programs improve outcomes. Monitoring Alcohol Consumption Beneath the Skin In April, engineers at the UC San Diego […]
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  • Dash Cams Provide Frightening View of Drunk Driving May 15, 2018
    A growing number of people are using dashboard cameras to prove safe driving habits or to protect themselves during traffic accidents. But these devices are also providing a terrifying, front-seat perspective on the dangers of drunk driving and the poor choices impaired drivers make. For example, this video shows a Georgia woman who stopped in […]
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  • “No Refusal” DUI Policies: Time Is A Factor May 3, 2018
    During a drunk-driving traffic stop or following a crash, time is a critical factor when it comes to accurately determining a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Because the human body rapidly metabolizes consumed alcohol, if too much time passes between the initial stop and the administration of a BAC test, the results may not support […]
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  • Saturday Cinco de Mayo Could Mean More Drunk Driving April 30, 2018
    Commemorating Mexico’s 1862 defeat of French forces, Cinco de Mayo—only sporadically celebrated throughout Mexico—didn’t gain widespread popularity as a U.S. holiday until the 1960s, when it became a way for Mexican-Americans to celebrate their heritage and for Anglo-Americans to learn about Mexican culture. But, as the holiday’s popularity began to grow in the 1980s, alcohol […]
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  • Alcohol the Biggest Addiction Problem in New Hampshire April 16, 2018
    America is currently in the grip of an addiction crisis—the opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), over 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, more than the number of Americans killed during the entirety of the Vietnam War. While the devastating effects of opioid addiction have been well-publicized in […]
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  • Tennessee Proposes Banning DUI Offenders From Purchasing Alcohol March 29, 2018
    Tennessee lawmakers are looking to significantly limit the access to alcohol for anyone convicted of a DUI. Sponsored by Rep. Bud Hulsey and Sen. Frank Niceley, House Bill 1698 would require convicted drunk drivers to forfeit their privilege to purchase alcohol for a specified period of time. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]
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