Societal Costs

Blog articles on Sobering Up that depict how societal costs in the United States are affected by drunk driving and alcohol crime.

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

The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) has released a new study focused on a less researched...

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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...

Woman Using a Ridesharing App to Prevent Drunk Driving
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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...

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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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...

People on the Beach Drinking
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Summer DUIs: Drunk Driving Never Takes A Vacation

Whether it’s backyard barbecues, boating on the lake, or catching a baseball game, summertime offers plenty of opportunities...

Drugs and Alcohol
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Alcohol 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...

TIRF Survey Self-Reported Drunk Driving 2017
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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,...

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Making tracks on a snowmobile? Better leave alcohol out of it

In many parts of the county where winter weather brings fresh blankets of snow, large numbers of people...

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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....