#DrunkDrivingGoesViral

“A disturbing trend has emerged in which young people brag about drunk driving and even post about deadly crashes via social media. With every Instagram story and Facebook Live broadcast, the number of drunk driving deaths rises, reversing decades of efforts to paint this crime as deadly and inexcusable.
Join MADD in asking Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to remove these type of offensive comments and adopt policies against posting images, videos and other content to brag about or promote drunk driving.”

Sign the Petition HERE

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How drinking affects the body and brain

addictionblog.org: “When you drink, you might feel relaxed, confident, and fun to be around. These pleasurable effects cant make it easy for you to push aside the negative consequences of drinking, such as:
clouded thinking
impaired motor functions
poor judgement
memory problems
reduced coordination
slowed reflexes
… and the list goes on…negative effects can even include problem drinking and alcohol addiction. One thing’s for certain: While you may find the effects of alcohol fun, your body doesn’t.”

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#NotAnAmbulance


“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

Just One More Drink Can Hurt

“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)

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Alcohol: The Real Gateway Drug

Alcohol: The Real Gateway Drug from Behavioral Health Palm Beaches on Vimeo.

From Behavioral Health Palm Beaches

“Alcohol abuse is a growing problem in this country. In the United States between 2006 and 2010, alcohol-attributable deaths reached an annual average of approximately 88,000 people, with excessive drinking causing one in 10 deaths among working-age adults. In 2014, 16.3 million adults over the age of 18 were diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), but only about 1.5 million adults received treatment for this disease in a specialized facility.”