Drunk driving and drugged driving prevention month
Every president of the United States since 1981 has shown a commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month or, more recently, National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
What has prompted presidents from both sides of the aisle to make such a strong response? The time of year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is what the National Association of Drug Court Professionals describes as “one of the deadliest and most dangerous times on America’s roadways due to an increase in impaired driving.”
For those in recovery, being around the influence of family and friends during the holidays can provide the false impression that drinking is OK. Even worse, some of these people proceed to drive home.
Tim Ryan hopes to remind us of potential dangers by sharing a bit of his own personal story. He was a successful businessman until his downfall.
Tim urges us to use this time of year to reflect upon our recovery. Today, he uses his difficult experiences to help others. “I just want to help people. I’m sick and tired of burying people.”
Tim appeared on The Doctors to promote a documentary of his experiences.