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When Grief Leads to Advocacy

When Grief Leads to Advocacy

When a loved one dies, or someone is injured in a crash, victims and survivors often find themselves in a complex web of emotions and reactions as they learn to live with their loss. Over time though, people can learn to live with their grief and sometimes grow in ways they never expected or wanted.

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Voices of Victims: Chris Mason

Voices of Victims: Chris Mason

When the phone rang at 2:15 a.m. May 7, 2005, Steve Mason’s life changed forever. His 20-year-old son, Chris, was killed in a drunk driving crash. Today, Steve continues his healing journey by serving as a peer support volunteer with MADD.

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State Legislatures move forward with ignition interlocks

State Legislatures move forward with ignition interlocks

We’ve made passing ignition interlocks for all offenders in all 50 states a centerpiece of our legislative push this session. Here’s a quick update on what we’ve accomplished together – and how much further we have to go to prevent the loss of another innocent life to this 100% preventable crime.

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Easter

My Love/Hate Relationship with Easter

Do you feel uncertain about the upcoming Easter holiday? If so, you are not alone.Early in the grief journey, anniversary reactions can be strong. We talk a lot about the need for self-care during major holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, but not much about Easter.

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Teen Influencer Dismayed by Underage Drinking in Media

Teen Influencer Dismayed by Underage Drinking in Media

Hear from a MADD National Teen Influencer, Eliza Elliot of Connecticut, who rebukes the idea that all teens drink and calls for more cultural awareness and depictions of the very real dangers of drinking at an early age. She calls out the teens who appear to be inundated with glamorized views of underage drinking, yet blind to the often-deadly consequences.

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