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Substance Abuse UpdatesDecember is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.  The President has proclaimed the emphasis to help raise the awareness of the tragedies that result from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In his proclamation, President Bush stated, “Nearly 13,000 Americans died last year as a result of drunk driving. During the holidays, people are more likely to drive in an impaired state, and in order to better protect our citizens this holiday season, we must educate all Americans about the seriousness of this offense and its devastating consequences. Individuals across America can help prevent drunk and drugged driving by making responsible choices, identifying sober designated drivers, and educating young people about ways to avoid drunk and drugged driving. All Americans can work together to make our roads safer and help save lives by preventing others from driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.”

The holidays are hopefully a time of happiness and cheer for your family.  However, it is important to understand the seriousness of drinking and driving and stop anyone around you from making this tragic choice.  Also it’s a good time to encourage and support those loved ones and friends who are in recovery to take it one day at a time and continue with their program of sobriety.

View substance abuse resources from the BGCT…

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