Tens of thousands of Massachusetts drivers did not get the message after the first conviction. The data shows that more than 45,000 drivers in the state have three or more OUI convictions.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is a national health observance designed to arm communities with the materials and tools they need to influence teens to say no to drugs.
MADD National President, Colleen Sheehey-Church, began the year with two simple goals… to honor those we could not save and to save those we can.
This New Year may be a good time to declutter your grief: clean out that junk drawer of behavior and rid yourself of obstacles that might be keeping you from moving forward.
“We are gratified to see that Ethan Couch has been captured. We also want to thank law enforcement officers for taking such swift action and making his apprehension such a priority. It is our hope that the rest of the criminal justice system will now be in a position to hold him accountable.” Colleen Sheehey-Church, MADD National President.
Recently, I was in Chicago to honor Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on behalf of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Because of his efforts to implement and improve Illinois’ Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) program, Secretary White was presented with the MADD 2015 Legislative Champion Award.
This week the National Institute on Drug Abuse released the 2015 Monitoring the Future report which follows the dangerous issue of underage drinking and drug use. MADD is encouraged to see that teen alcohol use continued to show a significant decrease. In 2015, teen alcohol use declined in all grades surveyed (8th, 10th and 12th grades).
The holiday season is here! While the season brings celebrations with family and friends – it also brings an increased number of festivities that may include alcohol. At MADD, we want to make sure everyone’s holiday ends in cheerfulness, not tragedy.
While the holiday season can be a difficult time for victims and survivors of substance impaired driving crashes, it is our hope that they can also be a time to honor loved ones taken away from us too soon as well as honored, as these families have shared.
If you’re a victim of drunk or drugged driving or underage drinking consequences, you don’t need a reminder to remember the loved one you lost. The National Day of Remembrance, for victims, is not only about gathering to share our sense of loss and sadness; it’s also about telling stories from before the crash that make us smile, even laugh.