Alcohol Poisoning Responsible for Six Deaths – CFLR, Inc. Offers Drinking Driver Classes

Alcohol Poisoning Responsible for Six Deaths a Day – CFLR, Inc. Offers Drinking Driver Classes

January, 2015 – Approximately six Americans die each day due to alcohol poisoning according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Excessively drinking alcohol in a brief time frame causes a tremendous rise in one’s blood-alcohol level; as a result, certain parts of the brain that are responsible for the body’s breathing, body temperature and heart rate can shut down.

According to the report, middle-aged men were found to have a higher rate of mortality and thirty-eight million adults admitted to binge drinking as much as four times a month. To help combat the issue with alcohol consumption and driving, Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. offers a Drinking Driver Class for individuals in the community who need the support and guidance to avoid making the same mistake twice.

The New York State Drinking Driver Program (DPP) has been operated by CFLR, Inc. since 1975. This program is Department of Motor Vehicles approved, and offers education and rehabilitation for individuals convicted of Aggravated Drinking While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated and Drinking While Ability Impaired. DDP classes are offered in Oneida, Lewis, and Herkimer Counties on various days and nights of the week. CFLR, Inc.’s instructors are approved by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles and have extensive experience.

CFLR, Inc.’s Youth That Care and Communities That Care coalitions utilize effective strategies and initiatives to reduce or prevent alcohol and/or drug abuse in individuals, families, and communities. If you know of a youth that would like to get involved, or if you would like to get involved yourself, please contact Community Programs Director, Judith H. Reilly at 315-733-1709.

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert for advocacy, prevention, counseling, and training. As a community partner, it is important to us that we continue spreading the message of help and hope to our area and with those whom we work.

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Posted by Morgen Irwin