Posts Tagged ‘drunk driving’

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day and many teens and adults choose to celebrate with alcoholic drinks and cocktails. Madd.org urges those folks to pick designated drivers early so that there is no chance of drunk driving in your friend group. Better yet, abstain from alcohol entirely! There are plenty of other ways to have a good time without resorting to alcoholic drinks. Alcohol is a dangerous drug that can lead to death if it is misused. Be wise. Rethink the drink.

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Underage Drinking Kills

Posted: February 16, 2015 by cpmacartersville in drunk driving, Teens
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This article from Fox10TV shares a story about a teenager who killed his bestfriend when he drove them home one night while under the influence of alcohol. Stories like this are, unfortunately, not unusual and underage drinking leads to many deaths–not only motor vehicle related deaths. Alcohol misuse kills. Rethink the drink. Stay safe. Make wise choices.

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Maybe you’re struggling with peer pressure. Maybe you’ve been tempted to drink because you think you’ll enjoy the taste or the experience. Whatever your reasons for thinking about giving alcohol a try, we’re here to help you stay strong! Here are ten reasons for avoiding alcohol as a minor:

>> 1. It’s illegal. // It may seem like the most obvious of these reasons (hence why it’s number 1), but it is in fact a big deal. Underage drinking is illegal. In the vast majority of cases, even serving alcohol to minors is illegal. Best to just stay away from it altogether until you’re of legal drinking age (and even then, you should exercise extreme caution and wisdom).

>> 2. Drinking as a minor can affect your brain health. // Even light drinking as a minor can cause permanent brain damage.

>> 3. Drinking and driving can kill yourself and others. // Even if you don’t think of the consequences to yourself when you drink and drive, as soon as you roll out onto the pavement, the life of every other driver on the road is in your hands. Think of everyone. Don’t do it.

>> 4. Alcohol poisoning is real AND it can kill you. // Alcohol poisoning is not a joke. You can seriously poison your body by drinking too much alcohol in a short time.

>> 5. You might make decisions you’ll later regret. // Being under the influence of alcohol can lead you to make rash, unplanned decisions that can create drastic consequences you might have to live with for the rest of your life.It’s best to avoid a situation like this altogether so you don’t have to worry about it.

It’s not easy to say no when many of your peers might be saying yes. Just remember, YOU are in charge of your life. No one else. Rethink the drink and make wise choices for your body!

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Another article surfaced on Bing News today suggesting a drunk driver might have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that led to the injury of 7 people. This holiday season, if you are at parties where alcohol is served, rethink the drink and make wise choices! Be a sober driver for friends who drink. Encourage your friends to choose alcohol-free beverage options. The holidays should be a happy, festive, and safe time of year. We’re here to support you in your choice to abstain from alcohol as a minor and to drink responsibly as an adult.

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Articles like this one remind us of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. If you are attending a party that serves alcohol this holiday season, be the sober driver for friends that may make poor choices. If you’re an adult, be responsible and NEVER drive after drinking. Never, EVER serve alcohol to minors if you’re an adult. Driving while under the influence can lead to death–either your own or someone else’s. Be wise. Rethink the drink.

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Today on the blog, we’ve got some reminders about the dangers of drunk driving. With the increase in holiday parties and holiday travel, be aware of intoxicated drivers and DO NOT contribute to the problem! Rethink the drink!

>> Many Consequences Associated with Impaired Driving

>> “Buzzed” Driving is Drunk Driving

>> MADD’s Drunk Driving Page

>> Drunk Driving Statistics

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Don’t Let This Happen To You

Posted: December 1, 2014 by cpmacartersville in drunk driving, Teens
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I just had to shake my head in sadness when I saw this article. Ideally, you will NEVER drink as a minor anyway, but we here at Rethink the Drink urge you NEVER TO DRIVE WHILE INTOXICATED or after having any sort of alcohol or drug. Drinking and driving is a sure recipe for disaster. Not only does it put YOUR life at risk, but it also puts the lives of all other drivers at risk. Don’t become a statistic. RETHINK THE DRINK.

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