Societal Costs

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

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....

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Super Bowl LII: Game Planning for a Sober Ride Home

On February 4, more than 66,200 people will converge on U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota to witness...

Drinking and DUIs During the Holidays
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Infographic: Drinking and DUIs During the Holidays

The holidays are a season of traditions, many of which include family and friends, large meals, and fun...