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  • 7 Tips to Help Your Guests Safely Enjoy Their Halloween Spirits October 24, 2016
    This year more than 58 million American adults plan to attend a Halloween party, and many of those frightening festivities will include alcohol. If you are in charge of throwing this year’s monster bash, here are 7 tips to help your guests safely enjoy the “spirits” of the season: Have plenty of alcohol-free choices available for […]
    Alison Betts
  • Funding Alert: SAMHSA Grants to Expand Treatment in Tribal & Drug Courts October 14, 2016
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2017 grants to expand substance abuse treatment in Adult Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Applications are due Monday, December 12, 2016. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and/or […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • Infographic: The Scary Truth About Halloween and Drinking October 13, 2016
    Halloween is no longer just for Trick-or-Treaters. The last decade has seen a spike in the number of adults who are mixing booze with their boos. This year more than 58 million adults plan to attend or host a Halloween party, and many of those spooky celebrations will include alcohol. DUIs and alcohol-involved incidents on […]
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  • Sweaty Personal Alcohol Monitoring: The Next Big Trend? September 29, 2016
    “I’m at a 0.07. What are you?” With new personal alcohol monitoring devices being developed, might this be a common conversation on a Friday night? Technology that measures alcohol through the skin has long been used by law enforcement to supervise repeat drunk drivers. But several up and coming technologies could make this kind of alcohol monitoring the […]
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  • TN Could Lose Highway Funding Over New DUI Law September 8, 2016
    When Tennessee’s lawmakers revised the state’s drunk driving laws earlier this year, they didn’t anticipate that one change could cost them as much as $60 million in federal highway funding. BAC limits for underage drivers Tennessee’s Senate Bill 1317, which went into effect on July 1, redefined the standards and penalties for underage drunk driving. […]
    Alison Betts
  • Just Released: NHTSA Reports Largest Jump in Drunk Driving Deaths in 10 Years September 1, 2016
    This week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that U.S. traffic deaths increased 7.2% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Last year, 35,092 people lost their lives on America’s roadways. NHTSA noted the year-over-year increase is the largest in nearly 50 years. Drunk Driving Heading in the Wrong Direction Alcohol-impaired crashes (where a […]
    Alison Betts
  • Milestone & New Report Highlight Importance of Treatment Courts August 31, 2016
    According to a recent announcement by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), there are now more than 3,000 drug courts at work in the United States. This new milestone “marks a 24 percent increase in the number of drug courts in the last five years.” In addition, there are currently more than 1,300 […]
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  • Back to School 2016: Alcohol Trends on Campus August 17, 2016
    As colleges around the country gear up for the start of a new school year, some alcohol-related trends are catching the attention of administrators, parents, and students. Eating disorders meet alcohol misuse This summer Dipali Rinker, a researcher at the University of Houston, presented a paper at the 39th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism about the […]
    Alison Betts
  • California grand jury recommends technology to save on jail costs August 5, 2016
    More than half of the 600 pretrial inmates in San Mateo County, California, are in jail because they can’t find the money for bail. The county spends $206 per day, or $75,000 per year, housing these inmates. Because of this price tag, in July the county’s civil grand jury, an independent investigative group, asked the […]
    Sobering Up Administrator
  • New Study Questions Uber’s Impact on Drunk-Driving Deaths August 1, 2016
    Over the past couple of years ridesharing apps have claimed that they reduce drunk-driving arrests and fatalities in cities where the services are popular. Uber in particular has tapped into this claim by partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). In 2015 MADD published a report stating that there is “meaningful evidence of the power Uber’s network of […]
    Alison Betts

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