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  • Labor Day Fourth Deadliest Holiday for Drunk Driving August 28, 2018
    As summer winds down, Americans are looking forward to Labor Day—the last holiday of the season and last chance to wear white. But a wardrobe faux pas isn’t the only thing to worry about during the holiday weekend. With 298 average traffic fatalities a year, Labor Day may mark the end of summer, but it […]
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  • Friends, Frats, & Freedom: A Recipe for College Binge Drinking August 23, 2018
    College isn’t just eating pizza in dorm rooms, studying on the quad, and writing reports. Thanks to movies like Old School, Van Wilder, and Animal House, the word “college” is pretty much synonymous with “drinking.” But, college drinking extends past the occasional beer pong match and toga party. According to SAMHSA’s 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and […]
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  • In Best Known “Pot” State, Most Impaired Driving Still Linked to Alcohol August 16, 2018
    When Colorado became the first U.S. state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, some expressed concerns that the state would see a huge spike in drug-impaired driving. Four years later, the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice reports that cannabis alone accounts for about 6% of DUIs, while more than 90% of impaired drivers […]
    Alison Betts
  • UK Using Technology to Crack Down on Drink-Driving and Alcohol-Involved Crimes August 2, 2018
    According to a recent bulletin from the Office for National Statistics, about 29.2 million adults in England drank alcohol in 2017, with 28.7% of men and 25.6% of women admitting to binge drinking on their heaviest drinking day. Not only are frequent visits to the pub commonplace in the UK, but an estimated 9,050 people […]
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  • Need a Sober Ride Home? There’s An App For That July 27, 2018
    In 2016, nearly half of all drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 16 and 34. And according to the Pew Research Center, more than 90% of Americans in that age group own a smartphone. Two mobile apps are tapping into those overlapping demographics to target would-be drunk drivers with easier […]
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  • Flexible Sobriety Checkpoints Are A Low-Cost Tactic For Deterring DUIs July 19, 2018
    On a Saturday night last month, a sobriety checkpoint in Harrisburg, PA stopped 475 vehicles. But for all their efforts, police in Dauphin County made only two DUI arrests. At that same checkpoint location in 2015, 300 vehicles where stopped and 24 arrests were made. Sobriety checkpoints have long served as a high-visibility enforcement strategy against […]
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  • 4 Activities to Avoid If You Plan to Drink this 4th of July June 28, 2018
    From California to Maine, people will soon be gathering in parks and backyards to celebrate Independence Day. For many, the holiday isn’t complete without a few beers, a festive cocktail, or a couple of glasses of wine. And while alcohol and July 4th celebrations may go together like mom and apple pie, there are some […]
    Alison Betts
  • 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 for 15% […]
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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 strictness of […]
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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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