One of the primary goals of any society should be the preservation of life. In some respects, this can be difficult and challenging (as in the case of finding a cure for aggressive cancers, for example). But other causes of death could be easily prevented. To this end, efforts could be made that would drastically reduce drunk driving fatalities.
Peer pressure can make teens and young adults feel compelled to go along with dangerous stunts. They might not realize that getting in the car with an impaired driver could be one of the most dangerous stunts of all.
Excessive alcohol consumption is killing more people than drug overdoses, but you see almost nothing about this problem in the headlines. We take a closer look at the depth of this challenge to social and individual health.
Drug and alcohol abuse can rob us of our family members and loved ones, our friends, our coworkers, and even our own lives in many different ways. Substance abuse with drugs and alcohol greatly impairs our abilities, reducing our cognitive function, our mental capacity, and our physical dexterity.
Do bartenders have enough training to prevent patrons from driving while intoxicated? Would mandatory training prevent more drunk driving deaths?
Spring is prom season. This is a time that parents need to take action to prevent a night of drinking, drug overdose, hospitalization or traffic accident.
So you’re having people over for New Year’s! That’s great! Have fun! And also make sure everyone makes it home safely afterward. Now more than ever, our society is holding hosts and drinking establishments responsible for the safety of guests and patrons.
You got drunk last night—it doesn’t happen often but it was a celebration and you got carried away. You gave your keys to a friend who took you home and tucked you into bed. When you wake up and deal with a headache and nausea, you still need to drive to work.
It’s a good guess that pretty much everyone knows that drunk drivers are dangerous to themselves and everyone in their environments. Amazingly, this doesn’t stop tens of thousands of people each year from driving off in their cars when they have had too much to drink.