Category Archives: Societal Costs

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Study Examines Drinking Locations and Drunk Driving

inno-admin/ December 14, 2018/ alcohol research, drinking at home, drinking location, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Study Examines Drinking Locations and Drunk Driving The Prevention Research Center at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) has released a new study focused on a less researched aspect of drinking and driving behavior—the location where the drinking event took place before drinkers get behind the wheel and drive. Where Have We Been When We

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Drunk Driving Deaths Dipped in 2017. But That’s Not the Whole Story.

inno-admin/ November 29, 2018/ alcohol facts, alcohol impaired crashes, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, drunk driving stats, dui, DUI stats, impaired driving, NHTSA, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

Drunk Driving Deaths Dipped in 2017. But That’s Not the Whole Story. In 2017, 10,874 people lost their lives in drunk driving crashes, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Based on the reported numbers, alcohol-impaired driving deaths dropped 1.1% from 2016. DUI Fatality Numbers for 2016 Revised Fewer fatalities are always good news. But it is

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Need a Sober Ride Home? There’s An App For That

inno-admin/ July 27, 2018/ Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, dui tactics, impaired driving, NHTSA, smartphones, Societal Costs, technology, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Need a Sober Ride Home? There’s An App For That 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

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4 Activities to Avoid If You Plan to Drink this 4th of July

inno-admin/ June 28, 2018/ 4th of july drunk driving, alcohol and fireworks, Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, Boating Under the Influence, drinking alcohol problems, dui tactics, Fourth of July drinking, holiday drunk driving, impaired driving, July 4th designated driver, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

4 Activities to Avoid If You Plan to Drink this 4th of July 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

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Study Says Stricter State Alcohol Policies Mean Fewer DUI Deaths

inno-admin/ June 15, 2018/ alcohol abuse, alcohol facts, CDC, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, impaired driving, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

Study Says Stricter State Alcohol Policies Mean Fewer DUI Deaths 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

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Summer DUIs: Drunk Driving Never Goes Into Vacation Mode

inno-admin/ May 24, 2018/ alcohol abuse, alcohol facts, alcohol-fueled offenses, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, holiday drinking, NHTSA, SAMHSA, Societal Costs, summer drinking, Uncategorized, underage drinking/ 0 comments

Summer DUIs: Drunk Driving Never Goes Into Vacation Mode Whether it’s backyard barbecues, boating on the lake, or catching a baseball game, summertime offers plenty of opportunities for people to socialize and spend more time outside. And for many, enjoying summer activities also means consuming alcohol. As a result, the summer months see a substantial increase in both alcohol-involved crashes

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Alcohol Abuse: The Biggest Addiction Problem in New Hampshire

inno-admin/ April 16, 2018/ alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, alcohol dependence, Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, opioid addiction, problem drinking, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

Alcohol Abuse: The Biggest Addiction Problem in New Hampshire 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

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Self-Reported Drunk and Dangerous Driving Decreasing, Survey Shows

inno-admin/ March 28, 2018/ alcohol-impaired driving, dangerous driving, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, impaired driving, Societal Costs, TIRF/ 0 comments

Self-Reported Drunk and Dangerous Driving Decreasing, Survey Shows 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

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Making tracks on a snowmobile? You better leave alcohol out of it

inno-admin/ March 1, 2018/ Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, Drunk & Impaired Driving, drunk driving, dui, impaired driving, Snowmobiling while intoxicated, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

Making tracks on a snowmobile? You better leave alcohol out of it 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

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Problem Drinking on the Rise for Older Adults

inno-admin/ February 6, 2018/ alcohol abuse, alcohol misuse, Alcohol Misuse & Abuse, binge drinking, CDC, problem drinking, Societal Costs/ 0 comments

Problem Drinking on the Rise for Older Adults 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

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