The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

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This article talks about the statistic and the affects Drinking and driving have on the community. It shows that traffic crashes which had fatalities were more likely to be as a result of alcohol especially in young people. The amount of money and time spent on these efforts to decrease this number is a result of congress passing a bill authorizing more than 17 billion dollars in effort to fight this drinking and driving problem. Some of the money was used for setting up a various programs on the televisions, in the newspapers, around communities as well as numerous research projects (Blitstein, 2008). More younger adults in 2008 was the cost of fatal accidents and a fourth of them was alcohol related (USDOT). In today’s society there is a serious problem plaguing our country, families and friends. This problem is alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, which has been a serious problem for decades. Alcoholism can cause numerous problems and can cause deadly harm to those affected by it (Venturrelli 222). Alcoholism is a disease which not only affects those who drink and drive, but also contributes to domestic violence cases and other criminal activities. Alcoholism is very hard to cure however; there are programs available to help cope with this disease and the stresses it creates. These programs are designed to help a person overcome their addiction both mentally and physically. The only way a person can really solve the problem is not ever drink alcohol not even socially. The majority of people who drink do not think they have a problem and when they over drink they make excuses until it is too late. There are also people get this from there ancestors which they didn’t know, and those are the ones who ha... ... middle of paper ... ...rinking age Be Lowered? Ed. Stefan Kiesbye, Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. At issue. Rpt. from "Youth Drinking: Risk Factors and Consequences. Littlefield, A. K., Sher, K. J., & Steinly, D. (Developmental Trajectories of Impulsivity and Thier Association With Alcohol Use and Related Outcomes During Emerging and Young Adulthood, June 1, 2010). Developmental Trajectories of Impulsivity and Their Association With Alcohol Use and related Outcomes During Emerging and Young Adulthood. Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research, 34(8), 1409-1416. Martin, Christopher s., Kaczynski, Nancy A. , et al. "Patterns of DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence symptoms in adolescent drinkers." Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 1995 November. 672-680. Venturelli, P.J. "Preventing Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol , Culture, and Control by David J. Hanson." Choice. 1995 September. 220-225.

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