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Play it Safe with Booze for New Year's

Drug and alcohol abuse contribute to accidents on NYE.

Do you plan on ringing in the new year with a nice party? Are you planning on toasting to celebrate the end of the old year? Are you going out tonight? Are you driving to get where you're going? Are you worried you won’t know if you’re safe to drive? Remember that New Year's Eve is one of the most dangerous nights of the year. People overindulging on alcohol (or even drugs), combined with encouragement to loosen inhibitions, can make for parties that just get too wild.

And there are two dangers that you especially need to watch out for tonight. The first is the amount of alcohol, especially if you're an alcoholic. People who are recovering from or struggling with alcohol abuse are really at risk during New Year's Eve. If you can't trust yourself with booze, tonight is not the night to push it. And the other danger is the risk of drunk drivers. If you're driving tonight, don't drink, or appoint a designated driver or call a cab. If you’re worried about getting behind the wheel drunk, call Retreat, a rehab and alcohol hotline New Jersey has been relied on for years.

Don’t forget to watch out for other drivers who might have been drinking. Though New Year's Eve is a great time for celebration, it's important to play it safe with alcohol so that you're celebrating many more New Year's Eves for years to come.

Are you planning on attending some sort of party tonight? Are you going to be drinking at all? Remember not to drive if you've been drinking at all. It's not worth the risk. And if you're struggling with alcoholism, remember not to expose yourself to temptation. If you need help with alcohol dependence, call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn about our 12 step alcohol counseling and how we can help you turn your life around. The outpatient alcohol rehab Lancaster PA has offered has helped turn around countless lives. Turn over a new leaf this year with treatment, for OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT.

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