December is a month full of celebrations. Because of all the holiday festivities, and the alcohol abuse that can take place, it’s the perfect time to celebrate National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that alcohol is a factor in 29 car accident deaths per day. Take time to recognize the dangers of impaired driving this holiday season, and make sure you’re not part of it.
About National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
Impaired driving doesn’t only include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It also includes distracted driving. When people don’t give their full attention to the road, the consequences can be devastating and final.
In the early 1980s, December became National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. It’s now more commonly known as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
From Thanksgiving until the new year, America’s roads are especially hazardous with the increase in holiday travelers, some of whom are impaired. Driving while impaired may not always result in a serious accident. But it can lead to a DUI arrest, jail time, fines, job loss, and lawsuits. It’s simply not worth it to get behind the wheel when drunk.
Celebrate Safely During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and Beyond
You can treat every month like National Impaired Driving Prevention Month when you commit never to drive while impaired or distracted. Even if your holiday calendar is full of festive events, use car riding services or taxis to get around if you plan to drink. Split the cost with your friends, and an evening out doesn’t have to cost a lot.
More importantly, no rule says you have to drink to get drunk. If you find that your holiday seasons are nothing but a passing blur due to blackouts and hangovers, it’s time to take action.
With alcohol being a staple at many parties, it’s easy to overindulge. The people you party with may encourage you to drink more or use. However, if you’re finding it more difficult to keep track of your drinking or you spend more time thinking about using than not, your drug and alcohol use is out of control. The time to take control of your life back is now.
It’s Time to Celebrate Sobriety at San Antonio Recovery Center
At San Antonio Recovery Center, we believe quality drug and alcohol rehab should be affordable and accessible. We provide treatment that focuses on all areas of your health to give you the best chance at lasting sobriety. We also embrace events that promote awareness like National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
Our Texas addiction rehab programs include:
- Men’s drug addiction rehab
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- Residential treatment program
Our safe, supportive environment is ideal for helping you overcome the damage drug and alcohol addiction causes. Create a sober future, and rediscover the healthy, happy life you want and deserve. Call us today at 866-957-7885 to learn more about how you can participate in National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.