Happy Holidays from LifeSafer Ignition Interlock

Every day, adults over age 21 consume alcohol responsibly.  Enjoying an alcoholic beverage with friends and family for celebrations is a time-honored tradition in many cultures. This holiday, we hope you and your loved ones enjoy opportunities to share time and joy with each other.

As a reminder, it’s always best to plan your sober ride home as a routine part of your holiday socializing. If you are going somewhere, designate a non-drinking driver or make sure a ride share service app is on your phone and ready to go. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association has even partnered with Lyft this year to give states grants to increase rideshare use at low or no cost. If you are hosting, make sure you have a spare place for guests to stay the night if they need to, or a list of taxis, rideshares or designated drivers to get everyone home safe.

For some people, alcohol use begins to interfere with their lives and causes negative consequences. The holidays can also be stressful, and for those at risk, drinking too much or too often can be a problem. For those folks, help is available, and LifeSafer’s products can play a key role in navigating your way back to health.  

When is my alcohol use a problem? 

There have been many myths over the years about alcohol.  Researchers and treatment specialists have developed proven questionnaires that are routinely used in medical settings to help identify people whose alcohol use is problematic. There are also established guidelines for moderate drinking that can help you figure out what is “too much” alcohol to drink. Health experts also note that there are circumstances where all alcohol should be avoided — during pregnancy while using certain drugs — are examples. LifeSafer believes that responsible alcohol consumption can be part of a balanced lifestyle for adults. We are here for those who need help with an alcohol problem by providing resources and products that can monitoring drinking, reduce the risk posed by drinking and driving and help you find your way to back well being. Here are some tools from respected agencies to help you figure out how much is too much, and where to get help if you need it.