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Drinking & DUIs During the Holidays

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A fatal collision following a Thanksgiving party. A teen starts the new year in a wheelchair because of an alcohol-related crash. A repeat drunk driver kills three on Christmas Day.

This time of year brings celebrations, time with family, joy, and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become a tradition of the season.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Share our Holiday Drinking & DUI infographic to raise awareness and help #ChangeTheTrend. And use the SCRAM Systems Holiday Resources below for more information on holiday drinking data and tips to support sobriety this season.

Infographic

Drinking & DUIs During the Holidays

The Impact of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Drinking

Every year there is an alarming increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths during the holiday season. Download and share this Infographic and help #ChangeTheTrend through awareness and vigilance this holiday season.

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DUI Program Checklist

Monitor, 24/7, the ones you’re most concerned about, and talk with your SCRAM CAM provider or program manager about any additional needs you have during the holiday period.

  1. Share data about the increases in binge drinking and DUIs.
  2. Remind them of the consequences for violations. If they’re monitored, they will be caught.
  3. Talk about alternatives to drinking when it comes to dealing with money, family, temptations, and other holiday stress.
  4. Monitor, 24/7, the ones you’re most concerned about.
  5. Extend current monitoring periods through January 1st, when violations rise 155%.
  6. Talk to your SCRAM CAM provider or program manager about any additional needs you have to help manage your alcohol offenders during the holidays.

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Other Resources

Check back through the holiday season as we update with more data, resources, and information on holiday drinking and driving.

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