"We were the problem, now we want to be part of the solution"
Who is "Drunks Against Drunk Driving"?
Drunks Against Drunk Driving is a community of recovering alcoholics and addicts.
Our goal is to prevent drunk driving.
Most of our members have driven while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Some of us are convicted drunk drivers.
Our message is focused on those drunk drivers that are alcoholics.
Our message to alcoholics is simple and singular ...
If you don't drink,
you can't drive drunk!
We wish to share our individual stories of recovery with all those that are interested. Many alcoholics believe they can't quit drinking, or that their lives would be unhappy without alcohol. We are here to tell alcoholics that "Life without alcohol is possible and most recovering alcoholics experience a new level of true happiness". It is a simple fact: if you don't drink, it is impossible to drive drunk. If you are interested in finding out more about Drunks Against Drunk Driving, or have any comments, please contact us.
Preventing Drunk Driving - one drunk at a time
The members of our community all abstain from alcohol and drugs, usually with the help of some type of treatment/recovery program. No one has to do this alone. Our members found a way to quit drinking. We live sober and productive lives and no longer drive drunk. You can quit drinking too. Contact us or one of the treatment referral services on our recovery page.
A Message from One Alcoholic to Another
Physicians advise that it is best to receive medical treatment when first abstaining from alcohol or drugs to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
Like all chronic problems, alcoholism and addiction require professional care.
Most of the individual members of Drunks Against Drunk Driving are involved in some type of on-going treatment program.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a treatment referral service phone number: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Click here for recovery resources.
The Drinking and Driving Formula for Alcoholics
The exact number of drunk drivers that can be classified as alcoholics is not known. One study indicates that a little over one half of drunk drivers can be classified as "binge/heavy drinkers". (article). Let's examine some simple logic in regards to alcoholics and drunk driving. To drive drunk you must do two things (1) drink and (2) drive. Thus, to prevent alcoholics from driving drunk, we have two primary options...
Option 1: Drink but don't drive
Option 2: Drive but don't drink
Why option #1 fails for many alcoholics...
The problem with alcoholics is that, by definition, they drink and get drunk. Because alcohol affects reasoning ability, alcoholics all too often engage in risky and illegal behavior including driving while drunk. An alcoholic may have good intentions before drinking. However, when drunk, good intentions usually fly out the window. The high rate of repeat drunk driving offenders supports this fact. Thus, for most alcoholics, the only sure way to avoid drunk driving is to abstain from alcohol completely.
Laynie Laginess Fundraiser
The kindest-hearted young woman you could ever meet was T-boned on Superbowl Sunday by a drunk driver with multiple offenses and a revoked license. To help go to Laynie Laginess Fundraiser Website.
Repeat Drunk Driving - Articles
wcvb.com - September 9, 2013Nothing to lose' repeat drunk driver back in court
King5.com - May 2, 2013West Bend man arrested for 10th drunken driving offense
jsonline.com - March 21, 2013Drunken driving a huge expense for Wisconsin taxpayers
WisconsinReporter.com - August 21, 2012Repeat drunk driver to serve 7 years for DUI death
wtvr.com - August 10, 2012The worst kind of drunk drivers
Dateline NBCConn. woman drunk at court hearing hospitalized
wtnh.com - July 4, 2012Repeat DUI offenders: Can they be stopped?
knownews.com - June 17, 2012Man Arrested for 6th DUI in Less Than 3 Months
wboc.com - June 29, 2012Berlin Man Arrested in Salisbury for 8th DUI
loop21.com - June 29, 2012De Pere man faces 11th DUI
JSOnline - May 11, 2012Janesville man arrested for 9th offense OWI
JSOnline - April 9, 2012Man arrested in possible 9th DUI
Omaha World-Herald - January 23, 2012Arrests of repeat DUI offenders increasing
Dayton Daily News - December 27, 2011Police: 7-time drunk driver was driving 3-wheeled SUV
sheboyganpress.com - December 12, 2011Police: drunken driver crashes into holiday float (faces 7th DWI)
LaCrosseTribune.com - December 4, 2011NM DWI repeat offender arrested for eighth time
KOB.com - November 22, 2011Drunk Driver Who Killed Trooper Arrested Again
nbc4i.com - November 22, 2011Alleged repeat drunk driver fleeing cops hits another vehicle, kills Kaplan man
EvangelineToday.com - November 14, 2011Smashed - Drink, drive, arrest, repeat
StarTribuneRepeat offender found guilty of felony DWI (8th)
pressrepublican.com - October 27, 2011Repeat DWI gets decades in teens' death
krqe.com - October 20, 2011Mosinee man arrested for 9th OWI
Wausaw Daily Herald - September 6, 2011Driver says he drank 30 beers prior to crash
fdlreporter.com - September 1, 2011Man drives through block party, arrested for 6th drunk driving
WauwatosaNow - August 31, 2011Repeat offender admits DUI No. 6
Billings Gazette - August 10, 2011Man who passed out at Taco Bell charged with 5th DUI
postcresent.com - June 17, 2011Glendale man sentenced to 7 years for 12th OWI
JS Online - May 18, 2011Repeat drunk driver’s blood alcohol level 3 times the limit
Wisconsin State Journal - May 5, 2011Sandusky man with 17 DUI convictions is accused of another DUI
ToledoBlade.com - April 11, 2011Montana Senate endorses monitoring of repeat DUI offenders
Billings Gazette - April 4, 2011Driver who had .322 BAC handles own defense for 12th DUI
JS Online - March 11, 2011Mesa repeat drunken driver gets 20 years, prosecutors say
azcentral.com - February 15, 2011Suspected Repeat Drunk Driver Causes Deadly Crash in Walworth County
620 WTMJ AM - November 16, 2010Former Lions Player Arrested For 6th DUI
WCHB AM - November 8, 2010Man has 8 previous DUI arrests
Fox Boston - October 13, 2010Man arrested for ninth offense of drunken driving
Journal Sentinel Online - July 10, 2010Appleton man charged with 10th-offense drunken driving
Journal Sentinel Online - June 23, 2010Green Bay man arrested for 10th OWI
Journal Sentinel Online - May 17, 2010Repeat Drunken Driver Headed To Prison
wsmv - tv - February 26, 201010 DUI's and Counting for Houston Man
Chron - Houston and Texas News - December 22, 20095-time DUI offender arrested for buying alcohol
pressdemocrat.com - November 20, 2009Repeat Drunk Driver Sentenced in Homicide Case
TMJ 4, Milwaukee - November 10, 2009Repeat DUI offender sent to prison
Billings Gazette - November 05, 2009Reno Man Allegedly Drinks His Way to 3rd DUI Arrest in 3 Weeks
Associated Press - October 20, 2009Drunk man (with 4 DUI's) drives motorized wheelchair onto interstate
Fox6, Milwaukee - September 14, 2009Repeat DUI offender gets 28 years for crash that killed couple
bnd.com, Illinois - September 9, 2009Repeat drunk driver gets 10 years for killing woman
CTV Montreal, Canada - August 31, 20099 Time Repeat Drunk Driver Charged Again
Billings Gazette - August 25, 2009Repeat Drunk Driver: "This is what I do"
Boston Herald.com - August 18, 2009One man sentenced for 9th DUI, another charged with 8th
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - August 12, 2009Drunk driver was slumped over wheel (6th DUI)
Otago Daily Times - August 11, 2009Driver in sixth DUI had brandy in his lap
The Boston Globe - August 04, 2009Man with previous DUI's sentenced in drunk driving death
WTOP, MD - July 30, 2009Man accused of two more DUI's while awaiting sentencing for DUI
Cleveland.com - July 28, 2009Repeat Drunk Driver Who Killed Four People Sentenced
Oregon Dept. of Justice - July 24, 2009Man convicted of hitting pedestrian in 8th DUI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 23, 2009Toddler injured in crash; father accused of 3rd drunken driving
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 16, 2009Man blows a 0.34 during court appearance on drunken driving
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 14, 2009Declare (20 time) repeat drunk driver a dangerous offender
cbcnews.ca - April 2, 2009Man Pleads Guilty to 15th Drunk Driving Charge
New York Post - July 1, 2009Man who rigged ignition device likely to serve 6 years in prison
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - June 29, 2009