Since 1980, North Carolina law has mandated substance abuse education and treatment courses for people convicted of Driving While Impaired (DWI). Though the number of DWI convictions in our state are somewhat high - NC is #22 in the nation for DWI convictions - there is a hope that these numbers are … [Read more...] about By The Numbers: The Important Role of DWI Service Providers
Are you properly disposing of over-the-counter and prescription drugs? Read the following information from Operation Medicine Cabinet and the North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention Association (NCSAPA) for 5 reasons why you will want to make sure you are. The Right Way To Throw Away Unused Drugs … [Read more...] about 5 Critical Reasons To Dispose of Medicine Properly
40% of people think overuse of painkillers or over the counter drugs is not as harmless as using illegal drugs. 100% of them are wrong. There are more deaths, illnesses, and disabilities from substance abuse than from any other preventable health condition. Substance misuse accounts for 80% of funds … [Read more...] about Beyond Alcohol: A Closer Look At Substance Abuse In North Carolina
One of the reasons we are so passionate about doing our part to supporting DWI offenders is that we understand the importance of education as a preventative measure. Strategies that have proven effective in preventing DWI offenses that may be incorporated into existing criminal justice strategies … [Read more...] about DWI Prevention Is A Community Matter
Drive safely and responsibly. What do these words mean to you? Is this what comes to mind before someone decides to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol? We hope so. Yet many people don’t plan far enough in advance for a designated driver and don’t even think about calling a taxi to get them … [Read more...] about Should The Ignition Interlock Device Be Mandatory For All NC DWI’s?
Alcohol is the most heavily abused substance by youth according to the US Surgeon general. We provide ADETS (Alcohol and Drug Education Training School) classes in the Charlotte and Concord area. As ADETS instructors, our main role is to provide education and give our clients a real support system … [Read more...] about The Problem With Underage Drinking In North Carolina And Why You Should Care
Absolute Advocacy Reminds You To Be Safe This 4th of July According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more deaths caused by impaired drivers during the 4th of July holiday than any other time of the year. Our agency provides DWI services to help people get the right … [Read more...] about Absolute Advocacy Reminds You To Be Safe This 4th of July