- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Drug Rehab Centers in Cochrane, Alberta
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has active chapters all over Canada. The city of Cochrane, which is located a mere 22km from Calgary, is a part of the Calgary chapter. MADD is an organization that is devoted to making sure that someday Cochrane, and the rest of the world will no longer have any children who are victims of drunk drivers. In addition to providing victim support, the organization is committed to making sure that there is constantly new legislation that will lead to the prevention of drivers getting behind the wheel when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. MADD makes sure the legislation is passed and that local law enforcement, and the judicial system uphold the laws.
Drunk Driving in Cochrane
As it stands right now, anyone who is caught operating a motor vehicle on any public road while under the influence of drugs and/or judgment impairing drugs will be charged a fine and have their driving privileges revoked. There are good drug rehab centers in Alberta for people with alcohol addiction.
Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Adults driving while impaired aren’t the only groups that MADD is concerned about. They are also very concerned about the drug use and consumption of alcohol by the teens in Cochrane. A 2002 study indicated that 28% of the teens between the seventh and 12th grade had smoked marijuana. Another study done in 2004 showed that 28% of the teens between the ages of 15-17 were prone to drinking 5 or more alcoholic beverages when they were partying. By the time the group had turned 19, approximately 42% were drinking the same amount during parties. A lot of them can become addicted to alcohol and then need to attend an alcohol rehab treatment in order to kick the habit. However, what really concerns organizations like MADD is that not only are the teens getting drunk and stoned, but many of them are also driving while under drug or alcohol influence.
The best solution for making sure that teens don't get behind the wheel, or even better never drink or experiment with drugs, is education. Studies indicate that when a teen has been properly educated on the possible physical, mental, and legal ramifications that go along with drinking and doing drugs, they are less likely to experiment. Making sure that there are programs like DARE and creating teen support groups will help keep the number of drug and alcohol-related deaths to a minimum in Cochrane.