Alison Betts

Alison Betts

Alison Betts has nearly two decades of experience as a communications professional and researcher in corporate, nonprofit, and high education settings. Betts joined SCRAM Systems in 2013 and is the Director of Marketing & Public Relations. Prior to coming to SCRAM Systems, 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.
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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...

Links between drugged driving and drunk driving
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In Best Known “Pot” State, Most Impaired Driving Still Linked to Alcohol

When Colorado became the first U.S. state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, some expressed...

Fireworks in the Sky
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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...

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Report Calls for Higher Taxes, Lower BAC to Reduce DWI Deaths

In January the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released “Getting to zero alcohol-impaired driving fatalities: A...

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Will An Alcohol Tax Break Hurt Drunk Driving Efforts?

As Congress works to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the proposed tax changes, policy analysts predict...

Probable cause for alcohol breath testing
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Canada: “Reasonable Suspicion” Not Needed for DUI Breath Tests

Starting next year, drivers in Canada could be required to take alcohol breath tests regardless of whether officers have...

Missouri cuts funds for DWI enforcement
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Missouri lawmakers eliminate funding for DWI checkpoints

Last week Missouri’s legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk that could make sobriety checkpoints in Missouri...

UK alcohol crime
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UK Sees Shift in Alcohol Crimes with Around-the-Clock Drinking

In 2005, the U.K. started allowing pubs to extend how late they can serve alcohol—including the possibility to...

using a ridesharing app
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Uber faces steep fine for drunk driving complaints

For the past couple of years, Uber has touted data that suggests its ridesharing service reduces DUIs and...

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#CincodeDrinko, #DrinkodeMayo Trend on Social Media

Along with New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo has become one of the days...