We are all addicted to something that takes away the pain.
The world has progressed from an era of sticks and stones to the latest in technology today. With this gradual transition came their various aspects and their associated complications. People have lost their existence under the constant urge to be in the limelight. The stress levels have risen because the man of 21st century is expected to be twice as productive as their ancestors.
The rising stress levels have diverted the attention of people towards some wrong recreational methods which are widespread across the globe. Partying hard has become the new trend and substance abuse has become a common problem in the current scenario.
With all these trends setting in, the problem of drunk driving has emerged as a big challenge across the globe. People under the influence of alcohol or other substances often lead to the worst accidents the world has ever witnessed.
Although it might seem very tough to avoid risking lives on the road, the reality is quite different. This post is all about the ways in which you can shield yourself and your loved ones from driving under influence.
The first and the foremost thing which you should understand is the effect alcohol has on your normal behavior. Your thinking abilities and senses get impaired putting you at certain risks if you drive back home. Be responsible. If you can’t get out of the drinking situation, hire a cab or bring someone trustworthy beforehand who will drive you back home once the party gets over. In situations where you find someone under influence and heading towards their car, don’t hesitate to stop them. Although you might piss him off by doing so, you should always remember it’s impossible to make an omelet without breaking the eggs.
In case you have decided upon throwing a party at your place, you can make sure that there are non-alcoholic substitutes to prevent your guests from driving under the influence. In case alcohol is an absolute necessity for the party to look alive, having plenty of delicious cuisines will result in lesser alcohol consumption without any unsatisfactory remarks at the end of the party.
Furthermore, it is always suggested to stop serving alcohol way before the end of the party to give your guests a chance to regain some consciousness by the time they leave. You can also step up a bit further and arrange transportation facilities for your guests to reach home safely.
The last thing would be learning the art of sneaking out of stupid parties which tempt you to drink. Be selective in wherever you go. You are not 18 anymore and have more responsibilities than driving drunk and messing up your life.
Now, assuming somehow you end up getting in the drivers’ seat and something happens, call your DUI lawyer without fail. Only a good DUI lawyer can save your day if something happens to/with you under influence.
Addiction takes away the power of understanding. Never forget that your life means a lot more to your loved ones than you think. I think it is time when you start taking your responsibilities a little more seriously. Be smart in what you do. Always remember that there are other people on the roads who might be at the receiving end of something stupid you choose to do under influence of alcohol.