Alcohol use can dramatically hinder brain functions like reasoning, muscle coordination, and thinking. How better to illustrate the dangers of these effects than through hands-on tools that engage and teach young people and other members of the community? In this post, we’re highlighting eight helpful instruments you can use to help enhance your alcohol awareness education program.
If you are an educator charged with educating the youth or other members of your community about the dangers of alcohol abuse, the Fatal Vision® Alcohol Impairment Goggles may help. This educational tool allows you to show participants the real-life risks of alcohol impairment safely through engaging and educational drunk goggles activities.
Drunk driving simulators are powerful tools that illustrate the potential dangers of drinking and driving, without participants ever needing to take a sip of alcohol. But which simulator should you choose for your drunk driving education program?
When the Hanover Cares Coalition uses the intoxiclock® Pro to teach adults how their bodies metabolize alcohol, there’s another group of advocates that is helping to share this information with parents and adults in the community: teenagers. The coalition, which is based in Ashland, Virginia, has a youth coalition called Teens Care Too that helps […]
Kassie Campbell, RN, BSN, knows all too well how important it is to practice safe driving habits: As a trauma nurse at University of Missouri Health Care’s University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, she sees the results of bad decisions every week. University Hospital is a Level I trauma center, which means that the physicians there treat the worst trauma cases in the area — including patients whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was more than the legal limit when they caused a crash.
The town of Winchester, New Hampshire, only has a population of about 4,500 people. Yet, despite its small size relative to other New England communities, it still has plenty of places for residents to drink alcohol. At last count, there were five — all within walking distance of each other and in the center of town. In Missy Calderwood’s opinion, the number of bars is disproportionate to the number of people in the town.
On the campus of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, it’s common to see a handful of students driving around campus on a Fatal Vision® Roadster pedal kart. Their mission is simple: They want to educate others about the dangers of mixing alcohol and driving. They are part of Proyecto FIESTA XII, a campus group that trains students to be facilitators in traffic, safety and alcohol.
The White Earth Tribal Police Department’s message to young people is simple and to the point: Have a plan to get home safely. Studies have shown that people who have a predetermined plan are apt to use that plan when they are impaired, but those who don’t are more likely to climb behind the wheel of a car. When officers talk to classes and groups, they want to emphasize why it’s so important to have an alternative to driving when one is impaired.
Bob Lighthall’s mission is clear: He has been charged with reducing the number of injuries and deaths due to alcohol- and other drug-related crashes.
In Texas, motor vehicle crashes are often the No. 1 reason people seek care in emergency rooms. In order to be designated as trauma centers, hospitals must offer injury prevention programs that teach people how to stay safe and avoid crashes and other causes of trauma. Texas Reality Education for Drivers (RED) has made a name for itself traveling around the state to teach people about the dangers of driving impaired or distracted. And Innocorp, ltd has proven to be just the right partner — offering relevant products and educational materials that have made a true impact on thousands of people throughout the state of Texas.