IMPAIRED DRIVING (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs)




The Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control conducts research on injury prevention, including alcohol-related injuries and fatalities, as a public health problem.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Support NHTSA’s high visibility impaired driving campaign.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conducts scientific studies of drug abuse and addiction.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, within
the Department of Justice, oversees the Enforcing Underage
Drinking Laws program. This program, mandated by Congress, provides funding, training, and technical assistance to help states and communities reduce the sale of alcohol to minors.

The Office of the Surgeon General focuses the nation’s attention on matters of public health and welfare and has implemented initiatives to counter drunk driving and underage drinking.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) improves the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness.

For more information about the dangers of drugged driving, visit

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