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  • Alcohol Abuse: 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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  • Self-Reported Drunk and Dangerous Driving Decreasing, Survey Shows March 28, 2018
    The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA (TIRF) has released the 2017 results from their annual Road Safety Monitor, a public opinion survey focusing on self-reported drunk and dangerous driving behaviors. TIRF is reporting a decrease of self-reported drunk driving since the survey’s first release in 2015, suggesting that Americans are becoming more conscious of making […]
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  • Surprising Stats About St. Patrick’s Day & Drinking March 8, 2018
    St. Patrick’s Day: a holiday where “everybody’s Irish” and people guzzle green beer with their corned beef and cabbage. But this traditionally boozy day is also a very dangerous one when it comes to drinking and driving. And with St. Paddy’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, the fourth most popular drinking day is […]
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  • Tennessee Court Says DUI Testing Fees Unconstitutional March 6, 2018
    For eight years, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has collected a $250 fee for blood and breath tests from individuals convicted of drunk driving. In a move that could change how DUI cases in Tennessee are prosecuted, the Court of Criminal Appeals in Knoxville recently struck down this practice as unconstitutional. The appeals court […]
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  • Making tracks on a snowmobile? You better leave alcohol out of it March 1, 2018
    In many parts of the county where winter weather brings fresh blankets of snow, large numbers of people set out to enjoy the outdoors on snowmobiles. Operating a powerful machine at high speeds has inherent dangers—throw alcohol into the mix and you’re creating a recipe for disaster. If you get behind the wheel of any […]
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  • The Sobering Statistics of Underage Drunk Driving February 8, 2018
    Drivers under the age of 21 represent about 10% of licensed drivers in the U.S. but are responsible for 17% of fatal alcohol-involved crashes. Those are some sobering statistics given that these drivers can’t even legally purchase alcohol. The Dangers of Underage Drinking & Driving According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism […]
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  • Problem Drinking on the Rise for Older Adults February 6, 2018
    Recent research is bringing to light a troubling trend in alcohol abuse: A spike in late-in-life, high-risk drinking. Problem drinking is on the rise among older Americans, according to a recent study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The number of adults 65 and older who engaged in high-risk drinking increased […]
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  • Report Calls for Higher Taxes, Lower BAC to Reduce DWI Deaths February 1, 2018
    In January the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “Getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities: A comprehensive approach to a persistent problem.” The consensus report—produced by an interdisciplinary committee of researchers in public health, medicine, policy, and health sciences and supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—calls for states and the […]
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  • Super Bowl LII: Game Planning for a Sober Ride Home January 30, 2018
    On February 4, more than 66,200 people will converge on U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota to witness the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots battle for the title of World Champions. Millions more will be watching on TV. According to Nielsen, 111.3 million people watched Super Bowl LI last year, making it the […]
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