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Alcoholism & Drunk Driving

DUIs and Alcohol Addiction

Driving under the influence (DUI) refers to operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t just apply to cars and trucks—it includes motorcycles, bikes, boats, and more.

While drinking and driving is a dangerous and irresponsible behavior, there is evidence suggesting that many people who drive under the influence also suffer from addiction issues. In recognition of National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, we're here to shed some light on how addiction issues contribute to motor vehicle accidents.

Important Statistics

Driving under the influence is affecting the American public in the following ways:

Addiction and the Brain

When drinking excessively for prolonged periods of time, this can have an adverse effect on the brain. For people struggling with alcohol addiction, alcohol use causes the hippocampus to shrink. This region of the brain is responsible for learning, memory, and spatial navigation.

Alcohol addiction also impairs your decision-making skills. This is because having an alcohol use disorder (AUD) causes the compulsion to seek and use alcohol, even when it’s dangerous to do that. Unfortunately, this leads to drunk driving.

The Legal Implications of Drunk Driving

Because driving under the influence is a serious offense, it can have harsh consequences. Depending on the severity of the situation at hand, a DUI can result in the following:

  • Misdemeanor or felony charges.
  • Driver’s license revocation.
  • Fines.
  • Jail time.

Seeking Help at The Good Life Treatment Center

At The Good Life Treatment Center, we’re a different kind of treatment center—we believe in the treatment and recovery of the body, mind, and spirit. We’re committed to working with you to help remove the burdens of shame and guilt that addiction so often brings. We think there’s a better, freer way to live life.

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