Driving While Impaired -- Alcohol and Drugs

Driving While Impaired -- Alcohol and Drugs
FACT:   An estimated 32% of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. (NHTSA) FACT:   3,952 fatally injured drivers tested positive for drug involvement. (FARS) FACT: Over 1.2 million drivers were arrested in 2011 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. (FBI) FACT: Car crashes…
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Alcohol, Drugs and Crime

Alcohol, Drugs and Crime
The use of alcohol and drugs can negatively affect all aspects of a person’s life, impact their family, friends and community, and place an enormous burden on American society. One of the most significant areas of risk with the use of alcohol and drugs is the connection between alcohol, drugs…
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Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Alcohol and drug use among employees and their family members can be an expensive problem for business and industry, with issues ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft and low employee morale, to an increase in health care, legal liabilities and workers' compensation costs. The impact of alcoholism and…
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Alcoholism, Drug Dependence and Women

Alcoholism, Drug Dependence and Women
Women are the fastest-growing segment of alcohol and drug users in the United States. In fact, up to 4.5 million women over age 12 in the U.S. have a substance use disorder, 3.5 million misuse prescription drugs, and 3.1 million regularly use illicit drugs. Each year, over 200,000 American women…
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Family History and Genetics

Family History and Genetics
Why do some people become addicted to alcohol and drugs and others do not? Whether a person decides to use alcohol or drugs is a personal choice, influenced by multiple biological, familial, psychological and sociocultural factors. But, once a person uses alcohol or drugs, the risk of developing alcoholism or drug…
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