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On July 17th, 2003 at 1 a.m. while working a vehicle accident, I was struck by a drunk driver. I lost everything I had. My wife left, as 1 year of watching me have seizures and not get better was too much for her. More

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Drunk Driving Fatalities Drop to Lowest Rate since 1950

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that U.S. fatalities due to drunk driving fell to a record low number in 2009, declining by 7.4% from 2008, with a 19% decrease since 2000. This represents the lowest number since 1950. More

Drug and Alcohol Courts: An Effective Alternative to Jail

Drug courts were developed in the 1980's in an effort to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and to reduce the criminal activity that typically accompanies these behaviors. More

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Web Resources

  1. - MADD's mission: to stop DUI and drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. 
  2. - This is an excellent accident survivor resource site with long lists of links for information related to grief support, traumatic stress, injury and disabilities, economic issues, vehicle safety & injury prevention, and child car seats.
  3. - The Impaired Driving Division at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks to work cooperatively to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related healthcare and economic costs resulting from impaired driving (alcohol and other drugs).
  4. - SADD is a teen-focused peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.
  5. - DUI Foundation’s mission is to reinforce the idea that a single drunk driving accident can permanently have a negative impact on everyone involved, to provide DUI Foundation state-specific facts and statistics, to stress the importance of support groups for those who may have been severely injured or have lost a loved one as a result of an alcohol-related accident, and to provide resources to those battling an addiction to alcohol and other drugs requiring support and guidance to get them on the road to sobriety.
  6. - StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for preventing it, including useful materials to aid in underage drinking prevention efforts.
  7. - is an online alcoholism information resource designed to help individuals who suffer from abuse or dependence, and the people whose lives they impact, gain a better understanding of the disease and begin the journey to better health and emotional wellness.
  8. - NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
    • Conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment;
    • Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues;
    • Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work;
    • Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
  9. - The goals of the Task Force are threefold:
    • Provide research-based information about dangerous drinking to high school and college administrators, students, parents, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and members of the retail beverage industry;
    • Offer recommendations to college and university presidents on the potential effectiveness of current strategies to reverse the culture of drinking on campus; and;
    • Offer recommendations to the research community, including NIAAA, for future research on preventing hazardous college student drinking.
  10. – RID exists solely to deter drunk driving, the binge drinking that precedes it, and to help victims regain hope and justice in their lives. RID Chapters across the country are autonomous, set their own programs and priorities, are staffed by volunteer leaders, apply for grants for local projects, and accept tax exempt contributions from victims, memorial donations, foundations, private sector, and government safety & health commissions.
  11. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is focused on saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing economic costs due to road traffic accidents through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.
  12. - The National Center for Victims of Crime is a leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims, working with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the US to provide direct services and resources to victims of crime across the country, advocate for laws and public policies that secure rights, resources, and protections for crime victims, deliver training and technical assistance to victim service organizations, and foster cutting-edge thinking about the impact of crime and the ways in which each of us can help victims of crime rebuild their lives.
  13. - The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America's youth, with a goal of reducing high rates of underage alcohol consumption and the suffering caused by alcohol-related injuries and deaths among young people, using the public health strategies of limiting the access to and the appeal of alcohol to underage persons.
  14. - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime; OVC provides substantial funding to state victim assistance and compensation programs, and supports trainings designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of crime victims.
  15. - The team at Sober Rovers is committed to helping eradicate drunk driving in Whatcom County, Washington by providing a designated driver for hire who takes a person and his vehicle home; the business also offers services including private party reservations, personal vehicle pick up, and licensed Go-Ped products.
  16. - This site has heartfelt photos and stories of drunk driving incidents.
  17. - The Century Council (comprised of players in the distilled spirits industry) promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol.

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