Narconon is a long established alcohol and recovery center, part of the Narconon group, situated in Quebec, Canada. Narconon is making the year 2011 of special importance to address the serious society issues that are revealed by drinking and driving statistics in Canada.
Of particular concern are the drinking and driving statistics of Quebec that apply to young people between the ages of 16 and 24. Young people lack life experience, they are energetic, full of life. It is a community tragedy to see the waste of young lives when young people get caught up in alcohol use and are learning to drive on the road.
Statistics Include the Following Information
Young driver hold 11% of licenses – they cause a quarter of all accidents,
Young drivers don’t do as much driving as older people, but commit a lot of offences,
Young drivers commit around 50% of the more serious driving offences.
In Quebec around 200 young people have been killed on the road during the past 5 years, and around 3,300 injured – a lot of injury fo young people to carry into adult life. The unnecessary pain, the emotional cost is a burden to the friends and families of these young people, society pays the price in the cost of medical attendances, and support for those who are permanently injured.
Although for most young people in Quebec drinking and driving is avoided, for those who do, the statistics for young people are much worse than for older people. A combination of speeding, cars packed full of kids, vehicles that are not roadworthy or too highly powered, all make for a lethal combination when young people are drinking and driving.
Young people who drink are 5 times as likely to have an accident and young drivers aged between 16 and 19 who are drinking and driving are 40 times more likely to have an accident.
Young people need to grow up, they need to learn to handle alcohol, they need to gain experience to avoid accidents on the road. Young people today need all the help they can get to deal with and resolve the many issues that young people today have to face, such as education and employment.
Narconon’ mandate is to provide support and rehabilitation programs for people with alcohol dependency and addiction problems to achieve permanent recovery. The Narconon program was started by William Benitez in 1966 after beating his own addiction, using the materials in a book from humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The Drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is now used internationally to effectively help addicts and alcoholics to effectively recover and live happy without drug or alcohol.
Narconon’s mandate is to help people get through a difficult stage of their life and help them deal with alcohol and to see them come out on top. If you need help with alcohol addiction, please call 1-877-782-7409.
*Statistics from CEPEG John Abbott College website.