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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Infographic Uncovers Scary Truth of Halloween Drinking

Halloween is one of the scariest nights of the year, but for reasons that have nothing to do with ghosts, goblins, or witches. This...