“We have Narconon Centers in more than 40 countries, and every one of them is expected to reach out to their community and help curb the negative influence that drugs exert.”
Narconon’s mandate extends to the negative influence of alcohol, as a drug as well. Between 1999 and 2006, impaired driving killed 1212 Canadian citizens and injured 71,532. The monetary cost to Canadians alone was $469-$2,726 per Canadian. Since 2006, those numbers have increased. There were 2,767 people killed and 194,177 people injured in road crashes in Canada during 2007. Preliminary statistics for 2010 indicate an even greater increase in injuries and deaths due to drinking and driving in Canada.
Of course, the monetary cost dims compared to the human lives that were shattered and lost in the course of the impaired driving accidents. Families and communities have to bury loved ones across Canada as a direct result of drinking and driving. On top of this, they see more and more of their tax and insurance dollars being spent to treat and rehabilitate those who have been injured in impaired driving accidents, including the impaired drivers. It is Narconon’s aim to educated people on the reality of drinking and driving in the hopes of curbing the number of injuries and deaths that result.
Accidents due to drinking and driving are 100% avoidable
Everyone needs to realize that even one drink slows reaction time and impairs judgment. Alcohol may be legal, but it is far from harmless. At any given time, there are scores of people on Canadian roads who have been drinking and are driving impaired. Narconon hopes to reach out to people in order to protect them from the dangers of drinking and driving. There is far too much injury and death resulting from drinking and driving.
Real lives are on the line when people drink and drive. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, even grandparents are taken from families every day, needlessly. Most do not think alcohol is worth the extreme human loss. Narconon urges people to think before they get behind the wheel of a car when drinking. It is so very easy to call a taxi, or ask for a ride home. Much easier, in fact, than arranging funerals.
Narconon encourages people to learn the facts for themselves. Find out the high cost of drinking and driving. Learn what the average driver is up against on the roads with impaired drivers.
Narconon Asks: Why do People Drink and Drive?
For some, the answer to the question “Why do people drink and drive” may be obvious. For others, it is a mystery. There are probably many different answers to this question. It would depend on who you asked. For those who do drink and drive, there may be excuses, such as “I didn’t think I was that drunk,” or “I didn’t see the other car coming.” Probably, when all is said and done, the answer would have to be ignorance. However, everyone has their own story. Narconon would like to have yours.
World Wide, since 1966, Narconon has helped thousands of people overcome alcohol abuse. Some of these people had been involved in drinking and driving accidents, some had not. Drinking and driving stories do have one thing in common; alcohol. If people had not been drinking, they would not have been impaired while driving. Narconon believes these people can be helped by ending their alcohol consumption and addiction. People who drink and drive don’t just make the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car, they also err by drinking to begin with.
Narconon Believes Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Many people are affected by drinking and driving, including the driver who was impaired. There are stories to be told, and Narconon would like to hear yours. Why DO people drink and drive? The only ones with the answer to that are the people who do it, or have done it. There is no right or wrong answers, as long as they are honest. Narconon would like you to share your story. One thing is certain, and that is; people who drive while intoxicated do not intentionally get behind the wheel of a car in order to hurt or kill someone.
Drinking and driving hurts a lot of people. Even those who are responsible hurt. It is a hurt that is preventable, however. Narconon would like you to share your drinking and driving story. Help explain why people drink and drive. We hope that these stories will give the courage, to the ones who have alcohol problem, to seek help and get back the control of their life so they won’t have to answer this question any longer : “Why do you Drink and Drive?”
For more information about the Narconon Alcohol Rehab program, please call 1-877-782-7409.