Impaired Driving Prevention Month a reminder that substance use treatment services are available at the holidays

While holiday festivities make December merry, they also can be a time of grief because of the impact of drug or alcohol-related deaths on America’s roads. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month calls attention to the increase in driving deaths from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 29 people die each day in crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver.  In 2018, the National Highway Transportation Administration noted that 285 fatalities, an average of 41 a day, were reported from Christmas through New Year’s Day.

“For people with substance use disorders and people in recovery, the holiday rush can have many temptations with potentially tragic consequences,” said Rosecrance Regional President Carlene Cardosi. “However, we know that a loving, supportive system of care can make the difference for anyone who may be struggling. Please know that getting help now can save your life, and others, this year.”

Rosecrance, the proven behavioral health leader in the Midwest, offers a full continuum of care for substance use treatment for adults who may need help. Assessments and prevention and early intervention are available at locations in northern Illinois, Chicagoland, and Champaign. Also, Rosecrance McHenry County offers a DUI evaluation program for those who have been convicted of DUI offenses.

In addition, Rosecrance is committed to providing outpatient and residential treatment to adults who request a higher level of care. These services connect clients with valuable resources, community connections, and ongoing support available through any location.

If you or a loved one need help this holiday season, please call our caring Access counselors at 888.928.5278. We are admitting clients for all levels of care, and our staff will walk you through the insurance process.