Drink Driving: Is it acceptable?

Drink Driving: Is it acceptable?

Oct 5, 2017 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Over many years, the government has invested millions in educating the public on the dangers of drink-driving.  There have been a range of powerful and hard-hitting campaigns demonstrating the awful consequences associated with drink driving, however the statistics suggest that this is all having very little impact.

1 in 7 of all road related deaths in 2017 were drink-drive related incidents and the numbers of people involved in drink drive related deaths has not improved since 2010.

Drink driving in the news

There have been several high-profile drink-drive related incidents in the last few weeks alone.  Wayne Rooney, a professional sportsman, Kirsty Gallagher, a sky sports presenter and the tragic accident on the M1 which resulted in the death of 8 people are just some of the stories that have made the headlines.  What we find most concerning is that fact that drink driving again appears to be somewhat socially acceptable.  Both Rooney and Gallagher have returned to work as if nothing had happened and the media were far more concerned that Rooney had a female passenger as opposed to the fact that he was endangering lives whilst driving under the influence of alcohol.

The tragic accident on the M1 is further proof of just how fatally dangerous drink-driving is.

Solving drink driving with alcohol rehab

More needs to be done in terms of both education and support. Most professionals agree that the drink-drive limit should be reduced further as all evidence demonstrates that this does reduce the number of drink drive incidents.

While many people do not set out to drink-drive, they become overly confident in their ability because of the alcohol.  Alcohol changes the way we think, feel and act.

If you are concerned about somebody’s drinking or would like to find out more about alcohol rehab programmes, contact us at the Providence Projects, a private alcohol rehab centre. Please call today and speak to one of our alcohol addiction treatment specialists on 0800 955 09 45.

Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

Discover More

Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

Discover More

Get Help:

If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

Get Help Now

Reviews from Facebook

 
"An unassuming house in the heart of Boscombe where miracles happen. From my initial talk with Paul, the admission process with Jon and my induction with Darryl, I was treated with compassion, empathy and understanding. All the staff had been in the same position as me!...If you are looking for a wealth of experience and knowledge around addiction, a safe environment to turn your life around and a solid foundation for your ongoing recovery you will not be disappointed.”
 
"Today my husband Paul is 1 year clean and sober thanks to The Providence Projects, he has found himself again and is living the life he deserves. " A life beyond his wildest dreams "… He initially signed up for 1 month but soon realised he needed a further 2 months. Paul has been dedicated and followed the advice given to him. He would not be here today if he hadn't been to The Providence Projects. I cannot thank or praise the program and staff enough…”
 
"A very special place, with wonderful staff. 3 years on life is amazing. Thank you so much for everything you all did for me. Alcohol dependant and a chronic gambler the Provi gave me a platform to turn life around and that it has, meaningful relationships, wonderful friends and most importantly peace of mind. You told me good things would happen and they have - and continue to do so. Highly recommended..."