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DWI Courts Receive International Recognition

By Shane Wolf / October 17, 2018

The latest annual report from the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) acknowledges DWI courts as a key strategy in alcohol producers’ commitment to reduce drinking and driving. It notes: “Approximately 2 million drivers in the USA have three or more convictions for driving while impaired (DWI). Beam Suntory supports the National Center for DWI…

DWI Court delivering recovery, big bang for buck

By Shane Wolf / August 23, 2018

Great things are happening in New Mexico and one of them is the impact the Albuquerque DWI Recovery Court is having on the community. Besides saving money and greatly reducing the number of graduates that re-offend, the focus is on the participant and helping them live a life in recovery. Click here to read the…

DWI court alumni doing amazing things

By Shane Wolf / August 22, 2018

Patricia Sams, a DWI court graduate from Missouri, was part of this year’s Parade of Transformation. She also told her story on all four stops of NCDC’s Reform & Responsibility Tour in 2017. She’s the founder of a community-based recovery support program called PEEPs in Recovery that’s continually expanding to serve more people in need.…

The Deadliest Drug

By Shane Wolf / July 1, 2018

States have made progress against the carnage caused by drunken driving. But they’ve been much slower in dealing with the nearly 80,000 other deaths alcohol use causes every year. This is a great article published by Governing.com on the alcohol epidemic and how DWI courts are a proven model to combat this growing issue. Stand-alone…

Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States

By Shane Wolf / May 31, 2018

The Governors Highway Safety Association in partnership with Responsibility.org published a report about the growing issue of drug-impaired driving and recommendations to combat this growing concern. The report finds that in 2016, 44% of fatally-injured drivers with known results tested positive for drugs, up from 28% just 10 years prior. Click here to read the report.

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