Alison Betts

Alison Betts

Alison Betts has over 15 years of experience as a communications professional and researcher in corporate, nonprofit, and high education settings. Betts joined AMS in 2013 and is currently a Senior Manager of Marketing & Public Relations. Prior to coming to AMS, she held research and teaching positions at universities in Arizona and Colorado. Betts has also served as a public relations professional and grant writer in the nonprofit sector, where she saw first-hand the devastating impact of alcohol and substance abuse on families and communities. Betts holds an MA in English from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Applied Communications from the University of Denver.

Three States May Reduce BAC Limit for Drunk Driving

The current BAC limit for drivers in all 50 states is 0.08, but if some lawmakers get their...


NHTSA Data: Progress on Drunk Driving Deaths Slipped in 2015

Last summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its initial findings on U.S. traffic deaths during...

Driving violations increased on nine of the last 11 Super Bowl Sundays

Drinking, drunk driving spike on Super Bowl Sunday

The most dangerous place during Super Bowl LI likely won’t be out on the field at NRG Stadium—it...


Can Going Dry in January Really Improve Your Health?

In January many of us kick off the new year with vows to get healthy, eat better, and...


Alcohol Substitute: Drunkenness Without the Nasty Hangover?

Two years ago, makers of powdered alcohol touted the ability to whip up your favorite cocktail wherever there...


DUIs and alcohol crashes overshadow joys of the season

Suspected drunk driver hit pedestrian in fatal Christmas night crash Church family, friends rally for family injured in...


5 tips to manage the holidays without alcohol

The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time to celebrate with family and friends. Yet many celebrations...


President Proclaims December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

As he has every year since 2009, last week President Obama officially named December 2016 as National Impaired...


Surgeon General: Addiction is a Public Health Crisis

Today the U.S. Surgeon General released a first-of-its-kind report about addiction that shows how widely and deeply drug...


Moderate Drinking Harder than Abstinence for Problem Drinkers

A new study suggests that people struggling with alcohol misuse have more success at going completely dry versus...