By U of L Alcohol and Drug Awareness Committee (A&DAC) – University of Lethbridge (Canada, April 2017)
“Purdue Pete says safety is number one.
Today’s topic: Alcohol Awareness.
Remember to party safely.
Never drink and drive.
Purdue Pete never ditches friends in need.
Be like Purdue Pete. Practice safety.”
Learn more from Purdue University (2011).
There are communities in Australia being torn apart by drugs and alcohol. Public fights, domestic violence and child abuse is the new norm. Police admit they have lost control, and despite extraordinary levels of Government funding and NGO service delivery, circumstances are not getting better. It’s #timetoact (August 2017).
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“In the last 50 years road casualties caused by drink driving (in UK) have fallen dramatically, but in 2014, there were still 240 deaths due to drink driving – accounting for 14% of all road fatalities. By drinking and driving, you risk your life, those of your passengers and others on the road.”
Read more from THINK campaign
“For the first time ever London Ambulance Service is running an alcohol campaign in August (2017) – Not An Ambulance.
We’re asking people not to drink so much that they need our help and to look after their friends if they do. A lot of the people we go to don’t need an ambulance on blue lights – they just need their friends to get them home safely and help them sober up.”
By London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
“Drinking too much alcohol can cause physical and emotional damage to you, your friends and your family. One out of every six New Yorkers drinks more than the recommended guidelines described below, and alcohol leads to nearly 1,800 deaths in the city each year.
If you are an excessive drinker, there are steps you can take to cut back and lower your health risks.”
Read more from NYC Health (USA)
Are you a risky drinker? Nearly 70% of American adults drink alcohol and nearly 1/3 of them engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. Produced with The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Risky Drinking is a no-holds-barred look at a national epidemic through the intimate stories of four people whose drinking dramatically affects their relationships.
“7.7 million Americans between the ages of 12-20 consumed alcohol & 32% of underage drinkers said they got drinks from someone they didn’t know. Underage drinking is dangerous & illegal. For help please visit americanaddictioncenters.org”
From Lynn Community Television
Sometimes you have to get creative to keep a buddy from driving drunk. This campaign aims to lower alcohol-related accidents and fatalities by encouraging young adults to do whatever it takes to keep their friends from getting behind the wheel.
Millennials are most likely to be involved in drunk-driving fatalities, which account for nearly 40 percent of all driving-related deaths in Iowa. The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) orchestrated a media campaign to heighten awareness of drunk driving around the alcohol-infused Fourth of July holiday. Its efforts have won it first place in the “Cause Advocacy” category of PR Daily’s 2017 Digital PR & Social Media Awards.
Read more from https://www.prdaily.com/awards/specialedition/768.aspx