Each year, winter holiday and New Year’s Eve celebrations ring in a dramatic increase in DUI offenses, binge drinking, and other alcohol-related issues. The resources on this page include links, images, and infographics about holiday Drinking and DUIs as well as sobriety support and safe driving options. Give the gift of awareness and share these with your community, and together, we can make a happy and safe holiday for all!
The Impact of Christmas and New Year's Drinking
Updated for 2018, this infographic tells the story of seasonal nationwide alcohol use and its consequences. Print it, share it, and make awareness the key to a safer holiday season.
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SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring is helping communities across the U.S. address alcohol-impaired driving during the holidays. Family and financial stressors and holiday celebrations create temptations and pressure for alcohol clients to drink. Alcohol monitoring can be a key factor in helping these clients get to 2019 sober and compliant. In fact, 92% of high-risk DUI offenders said 24/7 alcohol monitoring helped them stay sober during the holidays.
“This was an excellent motivator to help me remain sober. When in tough situations it really helped me with temptations.” - SCRAM CAM participant
“If it weren’t for SCRAM CAM, I’d be in jail and/or still drinking. It has helped keep me sober for almost a year. Life saver!” - SCRAM CAM paticipant
Learn more about how SCRAM CAM is driving compliance, accountability, and assessment in drunk and impaired driving programs across the country.
The excitement of the holiday season reveals itself in numerous festive parties and celebrations with co-workers, family, and friends. Many of these joyous celebrations include alcohol--for those abstaining from drinking, this can be an especially tough time of year. Those who drink moderately the rest of the year may find themselves coping with holiday stress through increased alcohol intake.
It IS possible to enjoy the pleasures of the holiday season without alcohol. Join in the fun by following some of these tips:
Law enforcement agencies across the country will be running roadside sobriety checkpoints throughout the holiday season, including the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign organized by NHTSA. Here are some simple steps to get home safely from your holiday party or gathering:
Revisit this page throughout the holiday season as new data arrives to update our information and resources on holiday Drinking and DUIs.