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What is Drunk Driving?

Drunk driving is driving when your blood alcohol level is above 0.08 percent.

It is illegal in every state. Despite this knowledge, drunk driving continues to happen in America.

One-third of all traffic crashes are a direct result of impaired driving.

Alcohol affects your cognitive abilities impairing your thoughts, and coordination.

Every one of these functions is essential to operating a motor vehicle.

As the alcohol level rises in your system the more negative side effects occur.

Even a small amount of alcohol is enough to impair you as a driver.

It is never okay to drink and drive.

Dangers of Drinking and Driving

The dangers of drinking and driving are many.

If you drive while under the influence you risk not only your life but the lives of those around you.

Despite all the warnings, community awareness, and education, people still drive drunk.

Faulty thinking from drinking can have devastating consequences.

You can face jail time, license suspensions, and death.

You should never drink and drive.

Effects and Abuse of Drunk Driving

It is a bad idea anytime that you consume alcohol and get behind the wheel. Motor vehicles are not just limited to the ones you drive. They can include bicycles, ATVs, lawnmowers, boats, and jet-skis. Even at one alcoholic drink, you are more likely to get into an accident compared to a sober driver. The physical effects of crashes can limit your mobility. Accidents related to drinking and driving can cause permanent damage. You can suffer from facial disfigurements, brain damage, and even death. You may survive a wreck from drinking and driving but you will have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life.

Mental Illness and Drunk Driving

You may feel terrible about drunk driving, but the shame is not enough to stop. Shame is not a great motivator when it comes to staying sober. Shame can be a motivator for many to continue abusing alcohol. To help you overcome your addiction it is important to address the core issues. This is what lead you to start drinking in the first place. If you suffer from alcohol addiction it can be difficult to just stop. You need more than just willpower. You become accustomed to the physical and psychological effects of drinking. Stopping can have serious consequences if you are a heavy drinker.


Alcohol use disorders are the most common addiction in America. The dangers of drunk driving should make you think twice about your alcohol habits. The consequences of a lifelong drinking problem can wreak havoc on your mind, body, and soul. There are many treatments for alcoholism. You are not alone in dealing with the shame associated with an alcohol use disorder. Today many forms of treatment can help you overcome your addiction. It is possible to regain control over your life. Learning different approaches can help you understand why treatment is important.

12-Step Programs

The 12-step program is world-famous. It is the most common form of treatment. It all began with a book written in 1938 by Bill Wilson. When he hit rock bottom, he found the strength to write a revolutionary new way to help people become sober. Two guiding principles of AA were born. One, an alcoholic needed another alcoholic to work. Two, you can only live one day at a time. His book was dedicated to those who could not find another alcoholic to turn too. Today this book is the foundation of every AA meeting. When you attend a meeting, you will discover that you are not alone in sharing the shame of drunk driving. Many have walked the same path and can empathize. The danger of drunk driving is a shared experience.

Inpatient Treatment

Finding the will to resist drinking is the hardest feat. Giving up is not the end, but your new beginning. The road to sobriety is often met with relapses. For those going through detox, inpatient care is often necessary. Inpatient treatment is a controlled approach as you slowly wean yourself from alcohol. If you a heavy drinker, the health ramifications of stopping can be severe. It is best to be a patient where your health can be monitored 24/7. As you begin the process of detoxing, medical staff will support you. Inpatient includes medications to minimize withdrawal issues that you may experience. This level of care ensures that your detox process will be safe.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient programs allow you privacy as you seek treatment. Outpatient programs still have many of the same benefits as inpatient programs. During outpatient, you are still treated as a patient. Your symptoms are closely monitored, and you still attend therapy sessions. However, unlike inpatient treatment, once you finish, you’re free to go home. There are many advantages of outpatient versus inpatient. One is that you can immediately put to practice the lessons you are being taught in the real world. Second, there is less disruption for your day to day activities. Lastly, you can meet your day to day commitments without having to disclose you are in treatment.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you break the mental dependence on alcohol.

Medical Detox

Today there are many options to help you maintain a sober free life. The Food and Drug Administration has approved three medications for alcohol use disorder and has been around for decades, however, only 10% of people have prescribed these medications. Unlike other medications, these are not advertised to the masses. A great treatment program will educate you on the pros and cons of each one. Once you understand the benefits and risks you can make a better choice.

Payment Information

Do you want treatment but are worried about how you can pay for it? We have a team of financial professionals who provide free insurance verification. We will work with you to determine how to move forward with the treatment in a way that works for you and your financial situation.

How to Get Help

If you are struggling with drinking and driving, it can be difficult to stop.

The dangers of drinking driving only increase if you do not address the issue.

Resurgence Behavioral Health can show you how easy it is to find the right treatment.

Call us at 855-458-0050 to schedule your consultation.

You do not have to face this fight alone.

Our goal is to help you live a life free from the dangers of drinking and driving.

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.