Thousands of people die every year in car accidents due to drunk drivers. When someone irresponsibly getting on the road after having a few drinks or after getting high they can be charged with a DUI. If they end up in a fatal car crash, the charges be much worse. People venture out to drive with alcohol in their systems, at their own parel, but they also endanger others. You’d be surprised how many people think it’s no big deal, people who should know better, everyday fathers, mothers, and young people have a few drinks and then get behind the wheel. It’s a particular problem around the holidays when people are often even less thoughtful. They have a little holiday cheer and then hop in to the car to go to their next event, never imaging what they may have to regret after.

People never expect that alcohol alters their reaction speed or instincts that much. They think, it won’t be them. They won’t be the one behind the wheel when someone dies in an accident. They won’t be charged with a crime. They won’t have anyone’s death on their hands. But with the amount of drunk driving related deaths, we know very well that the moment you get in the car with a high blood toxicity you are threatening the lives of everyone else on the road.

Discovery InstituteHere’s what you need to know: it only takes a few drinks to hit the impair your abilities and make driving illegal.  In some states the laws are stricter. In some states just holding the keys in your hand and sitting in the driver’s seat can get you a DUI. You’ve got to understand how pervasive this problem is. When a large portion of the car accidents caused by DUI have been proven to be fatal, you can understand why states my ratchet up regulation on alcohol and driving.  


Can you imagine having to try to forget taking someone’s life because you refused to give your keys to a friend? That’s the kind of regret that haunts you. It changes your life in a way that no one ever can fully absorb. Don’t let this happen to you. Get a designated driver if you are out drinking. A great idea is to have a friend and share the responsibility between you. Take turns. If you find that you can’t stay sober when out, drink at home. And consider calling us to talk about if you think you may be an addict.


Are you or anyone you know are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, and are seeking sober living in New Jersey? Discovery offers the best New Jersey rehab. We are here to listen and guide you through to the first steps of sober living. Please call us at 844-478-6563.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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