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Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region, a Leader in High-Quality In-Home Care, Releases Helpful Winter Car Safety Tips for Seniors


Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is releasing some helpful tips to seniors on how to prepare their cars for safe winter driving in the GTA.

“Last year was a blatant example of just how brutal Toronto winters can actually get,” says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region. With a number of forecasters predicting a similar cold season this year, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that seniors in particular need to be prepared, as they are more susceptible to harsh weather conditions. To that end, the company is offering some practical tips to seniors who may be behind the wheel this winter.

The number one key to safe driving is visibility, according to Fix. Seniors need to ensure that all lines of vision are clear; one way to do that is by applying rubbing alcohol to the windshield wiper, he advises.

“Being able to clearly see clearly from every angle is essential for seniors who are driving,” says Fix. “Using rubbing alcohol on the windshield wiper is said to eliminate streaks and make the front window perfectly see-through. Rubbing car wax on the headlights is another trick that can help with nighttime driving, keeping the lights free from build-up for up to six weeks.”

Keeping with the need for visibility, Fix recommends spraying a three-parts vinegar/one-part water mix on the car windows (leaving overnight) as an excellent low-cost way to ice-proof windows. Not only can this help clear up visibility when driving, but it can also put much less strain on seniors, who won’t have to endure trying to scrape the ice off their car windows every morning.

Fix says the last tip dealing with visibility that seniors can readily apply is to use shaving cream to defog windows. He advises spraying the shaving cream on the inside of one’s windshield and then wiping it off with paper towels, just prior to driving. Many of the same ingredients found in shaving cream can be found in most defoggers, says Fix.

“Seniors really need to pay attention to this final tip. Car windows can fog up at the oddest times; this can be dangerous and somewhat time-consuming to clear up. Using the shaving cream is a quick and effective way of getting rid of that fog and ensuring the visibility remains clear.”

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that home care services in Toronto should be more than just live-in care and that’s why they offer consistent training to their caregivers and have informational resources available at all times. Visit the Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region web site to learn more about how they help seniors in their own homes.







Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region, a Leader in High-Quality In-Home Care, Releases Helpful Winter Car Safety Tips for Seniors


Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is releasing some helpful tips to seniors on how to prepare their cars for safe winter driving in the GTA.

“Last year was a blatant example of just how brutal Toronto winters can actually get,” says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region. With a number of forecasters predicting a similar cold season this year, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that seniors in particular need to be prepared, as they are more susceptible to harsh weather conditions. To that end, the company is offering some practical tips to seniors who may be behind the wheel this winter.

The number one key to safe driving is visibility, according to Fix. Seniors need to ensure that all lines of vision are clear; one way to do that is by applying rubbing alcohol to the windshield wiper, he advises.

“Being able to clearly see clearly from every angle is essential for seniors who are driving,” says Fix. “Using rubbing alcohol on the windshield wiper is said to eliminate streaks and make the front window perfectly see-through. Rubbing car wax on the headlights is another trick that can help with nighttime driving, keeping the lights free from build-up for up to six weeks.”

Keeping with the need for visibility, Fix recommends spraying a three-parts vinegar/one-part water mix on the car windows (leaving overnight) as an excellent low-cost way to ice-proof windows. Not only can this help clear up visibility when driving, but it can also put much less strain on seniors, who won’t have to endure trying to scrape the ice off their car windows every morning.

Fix says the last tip dealing with visibility that seniors can readily apply is to use shaving cream to defog windows. He advises spraying the shaving cream on the inside of one’s windshield and then wiping it off with paper towels, just prior to driving. Many of the same ingredients found in shaving cream can be found in most defoggers, says Fix.

“Seniors really need to pay attention to this final tip. Car windows can fog up at the oddest times; this can be dangerous and somewhat time-consuming to clear up. Using the shaving cream is a quick and effective way of getting rid of that fog and ensuring the visibility remains clear.”

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that home care services in Toronto should be more than just live-in care and that’s why they offer consistent training to their caregivers and have informational resources available at all times. Visit the Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region web site to learn more about how they help seniors in their own homes.







Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region, a Leader in High-Quality In-Home Care, Releases Helpful Winter Car Safety Tips for Seniors


Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is releasing some helpful tips to seniors on how to prepare their cars for safe winter driving in the GTA.

“Last year was a blatant example of just how brutal Toronto winters can actually get,” says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region. With a number of forecasters predicting a similar cold season this year, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that seniors in particular need to be prepared, as they are more susceptible to harsh weather conditions. To that end, the company is offering some practical tips to seniors who may be behind the wheel this winter.

The number one key to safe driving is visibility, according to Fix. Seniors need to ensure that all lines of vision are clear; one way to do that is by applying rubbing alcohol to the windshield wiper, he advises.

“Being able to clearly see clearly from every angle is essential for seniors who are driving,” says Fix. “Using rubbing alcohol on the windshield wiper is said to eliminate streaks and make the front window perfectly see-through. Rubbing car wax on the headlights is another trick that can help with nighttime driving, keeping the lights free from build-up for up to six weeks.”

Keeping with the need for visibility, Fix recommends spraying a three-parts vinegar/one-part water mix on the car windows (leaving overnight) as an excellent low-cost way to ice-proof windows. Not only can this help clear up visibility when driving, but it can also put much less strain on seniors, who won’t have to endure trying to scrape the ice off their car windows every morning.

Fix says the last tip dealing with visibility that seniors can readily apply is to use shaving cream to defog windows. He advises spraying the shaving cream on the inside of one’s windshield and then wiping it off with paper towels, just prior to driving. Many of the same ingredients found in shaving cream can be found in most defoggers, says Fix.

“Seniors really need to pay attention to this final tip. Car windows can fog up at the oddest times; this can be dangerous and somewhat time-consuming to clear up. Using the shaving cream is a quick and effective way of getting rid of that fog and ensuring the visibility remains clear.”

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that home care services in Toronto should be more than just live-in care and that’s why they offer consistent training to their caregivers and have informational resources available at all times. Visit the Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region web site to learn more about how they help seniors in their own homes.







Home Care Assistance Toronto/York Region, a Leader in High-Quality In-Home Care, Releases Helpful Winter Car Safety Tips for Seniors


Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is releasing some helpful tips to seniors on how to prepare their cars for safe winter driving in the GTA.

“Last year was a blatant example of just how brutal Toronto winters can actually get,” says Lester Fix, vice president of Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region. With a number of forecasters predicting a similar cold season this year, Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that seniors in particular need to be prepared, as they are more susceptible to harsh weather conditions. To that end, the company is offering some practical tips to seniors who may be behind the wheel this winter.

The number one key to safe driving is visibility, according to Fix. Seniors need to ensure that all lines of vision are clear; one way to do that is by applying rubbing alcohol to the windshield wiper, he advises.

“Being able to clearly see clearly from every angle is essential for seniors who are driving,” says Fix. “Using rubbing alcohol on the windshield wiper is said to eliminate streaks and make the front window perfectly see-through. Rubbing car wax on the headlights is another trick that can help with nighttime driving, keeping the lights free from build-up for up to six weeks.”

Keeping with the need for visibility, Fix recommends spraying a three-parts vinegar/one-part water mix on the car windows (leaving overnight) as an excellent low-cost way to ice-proof windows. Not only can this help clear up visibility when driving, but it can also put much less strain on seniors, who won’t have to endure trying to scrape the ice off their car windows every morning.

Fix says the last tip dealing with visibility that seniors can readily apply is to use shaving cream to defog windows. He advises spraying the shaving cream on the inside of one’s windshield and then wiping it off with paper towels, just prior to driving. Many of the same ingredients found in shaving cream can be found in most defoggers, says Fix.

“Seniors really need to pay attention to this final tip. Car windows can fog up at the oddest times; this can be dangerous and somewhat time-consuming to clear up. Using the shaving cream is a quick and effective way of getting rid of that fog and ensuring the visibility remains clear.”

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region believes that home care services in Toronto should be more than just live-in care and that’s why they offer consistent training to their caregivers and have informational resources available at all times. Visit the Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region web site to learn more about how they help seniors in their own homes.







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Alcohol Prevention Tips for Thanksgiving


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s most cherished holidays, and a time when families traditionally get together to celebrate it. Going home for Thanksgiving, or getting together with family, routinely involves travel. Unfortunately, it all too frequently involves alcohol, as well.

Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol Consumption

According to RITA, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), an estimated 91 % of Americans travel by automobile to reach their Thanksgiving Day destination. Also during that Thursday-to-Monday four-day holiday weekend, the number of Americans on a road trip increases more than 50 percent.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, alcohol abuse is a main concern year-round; and especially during the holidays when driving-related fatalities are always higher than non-holiday times. Based on NHTSA statistics, it is the young drivers ages 21 to 24 who have the highest level of incidents which involve alcohol-impaired driving.

Furthermore, new statistics reveal that repeat, high-risk drunk drivers who have been court-ordered to be continuously monitored for alcohol consumption show violations increase about 54% on Thanksgiving Day; second only to the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday when violations jump 62%.

Since the road is shared by so many Americans on their Thanksgiving Day holiday, it becomes important for everyone to do their part to prevent alcohol-related auto crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Thanksgiving Alcohol Prevention

Knowing that Thanksgiving is a high-risk holiday for alcohol consumption and over-consumption, Narconon Arrowhead is providing some alcohol prevention tips designed to help keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

➢    At your family gatherings, get involved in activities which de-emphasize alcohol. That includes placing the alcohol/bar in an out-of-the-way location, and assigning a responsible person to measure and pour the alcohol for those who want a drink.

➢    Be sure to provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages which can include non-alcoholic beer and wine, sparkling waters mixed with juices, and even fruit and/or protein smoothies.

➢    Make food the focal point of your gathering, with high-protein meats and cheeses which help slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

➢    Bring the party to an end gradually, and cease serving any alcohol at least an hour

before family and friends begin leaving. Time reduces the amount of alcohol in a person’s system.

➢    When you are hosting a gathering of family and friends, it is your responsibility to ensure that each car leaving at the party’s end has a designated driver who is sober.

➢    Be prepared, and if someone has had too much to drink and does not have a designated driver, plan to have them stay at your house overnight.

And always remember this simple and potentially life-saving tip, perhaps the most important one of all. If you are going out and plan to drink, then plan for a sober driver, too. If you don’t have a sober driver, call a family member of trusted friend who is sober to come and get you; or call a cab to take you home.

Remember that the actions you take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe over the Thanksgiving holiday by not over-indulging in alcohol or driving under its influence helps to keep others and their loved ones safe, too.

Narconon Arrowhead wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday, and continues to provide its drug prevention education and drug rehabilitation services throughout the holiday season.







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Alcohol Prevention Tips for Thanksgiving


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s most cherished holidays, and a time when families traditionally get together to celebrate it. Going home for Thanksgiving, or getting together with family, routinely involves travel. Unfortunately, it all too frequently involves alcohol, as well.

Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol Consumption

According to RITA, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), an estimated 91 % of Americans travel by automobile to reach their Thanksgiving Day destination. Also during that Thursday-to-Monday four-day holiday weekend, the number of Americans on a road trip increases more than 50 percent.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, alcohol abuse is a main concern year-round; and especially during the holidays when driving-related fatalities are always higher than non-holiday times. Based on NHTSA statistics, it is the young drivers ages 21 to 24 who have the highest level of incidents which involve alcohol-impaired driving.

Furthermore, new statistics reveal that repeat, high-risk drunk drivers who have been court-ordered to be continuously monitored for alcohol consumption show violations increase about 54% on Thanksgiving Day; second only to the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday when violations jump 62%.

Since the road is shared by so many Americans on their Thanksgiving Day holiday, it becomes important for everyone to do their part to prevent alcohol-related auto crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Thanksgiving Alcohol Prevention

Knowing that Thanksgiving is a high-risk holiday for alcohol consumption and over-consumption, Narconon Arrowhead is providing some alcohol prevention tips designed to help keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

➢    At your family gatherings, get involved in activities which de-emphasize alcohol. That includes placing the alcohol/bar in an out-of-the-way location, and assigning a responsible person to measure and pour the alcohol for those who want a drink.

➢    Be sure to provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages which can include non-alcoholic beer and wine, sparkling waters mixed with juices, and even fruit and/or protein smoothies.

➢    Make food the focal point of your gathering, with high-protein meats and cheeses which help slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

➢    Bring the party to an end gradually, and cease serving any alcohol at least an hour

before family and friends begin leaving. Time reduces the amount of alcohol in a person’s system.

➢    When you are hosting a gathering of family and friends, it is your responsibility to ensure that each car leaving at the party’s end has a designated driver who is sober.

➢    Be prepared, and if someone has had too much to drink and does not have a designated driver, plan to have them stay at your house overnight.

And always remember this simple and potentially life-saving tip, perhaps the most important one of all. If you are going out and plan to drink, then plan for a sober driver, too. If you don’t have a sober driver, call a family member of trusted friend who is sober to come and get you; or call a cab to take you home.

Remember that the actions you take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe over the Thanksgiving holiday by not over-indulging in alcohol or driving under its influence helps to keep others and their loved ones safe, too.

Narconon Arrowhead wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday, and continues to provide its drug prevention education and drug rehabilitation services throughout the holiday season.







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Alcohol Prevention Tips for Thanksgiving


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s most cherished holidays, and a time when families traditionally get together to celebrate it. Going home for Thanksgiving, or getting together with family, routinely involves travel. Unfortunately, it all too frequently involves alcohol, as well.

Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol Consumption

According to RITA, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), an estimated 91 % of Americans travel by automobile to reach their Thanksgiving Day destination. Also during that Thursday-to-Monday four-day holiday weekend, the number of Americans on a road trip increases more than 50 percent.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, alcohol abuse is a main concern year-round; and especially during the holidays when driving-related fatalities are always higher than non-holiday times. Based on NHTSA statistics, it is the young drivers ages 21 to 24 who have the highest level of incidents which involve alcohol-impaired driving.

Furthermore, new statistics reveal that repeat, high-risk drunk drivers who have been court-ordered to be continuously monitored for alcohol consumption show violations increase about 54% on Thanksgiving Day; second only to the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday when violations jump 62%.

Since the road is shared by so many Americans on their Thanksgiving Day holiday, it becomes important for everyone to do their part to prevent alcohol-related auto crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Thanksgiving Alcohol Prevention

Knowing that Thanksgiving is a high-risk holiday for alcohol consumption and over-consumption, Narconon Arrowhead is providing some alcohol prevention tips designed to help keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

➢    At your family gatherings, get involved in activities which de-emphasize alcohol. That includes placing the alcohol/bar in an out-of-the-way location, and assigning a responsible person to measure and pour the alcohol for those who want a drink.

➢    Be sure to provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages which can include non-alcoholic beer and wine, sparkling waters mixed with juices, and even fruit and/or protein smoothies.

➢    Make food the focal point of your gathering, with high-protein meats and cheeses which help slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

➢    Bring the party to an end gradually, and cease serving any alcohol at least an hour

before family and friends begin leaving. Time reduces the amount of alcohol in a person’s system.

➢    When you are hosting a gathering of family and friends, it is your responsibility to ensure that each car leaving at the party’s end has a designated driver who is sober.

➢    Be prepared, and if someone has had too much to drink and does not have a designated driver, plan to have them stay at your house overnight.

And always remember this simple and potentially life-saving tip, perhaps the most important one of all. If you are going out and plan to drink, then plan for a sober driver, too. If you don’t have a sober driver, call a family member of trusted friend who is sober to come and get you; or call a cab to take you home.

Remember that the actions you take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe over the Thanksgiving holiday by not over-indulging in alcohol or driving under its influence helps to keep others and their loved ones safe, too.

Narconon Arrowhead wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday, and continues to provide its drug prevention education and drug rehabilitation services throughout the holiday season.







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Alcohol Prevention Tips for Thanksgiving


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s most cherished holidays, and a time when families traditionally get together to celebrate it. Going home for Thanksgiving, or getting together with family, routinely involves travel. Unfortunately, it all too frequently involves alcohol, as well.

Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol Consumption

According to RITA, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), an estimated 91 % of Americans travel by automobile to reach their Thanksgiving Day destination. Also during that Thursday-to-Monday four-day holiday weekend, the number of Americans on a road trip increases more than 50 percent.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, alcohol abuse is a main concern year-round; and especially during the holidays when driving-related fatalities are always higher than non-holiday times. Based on NHTSA statistics, it is the young drivers ages 21 to 24 who have the highest level of incidents which involve alcohol-impaired driving.

Furthermore, new statistics reveal that repeat, high-risk drunk drivers who have been court-ordered to be continuously monitored for alcohol consumption show violations increase about 54% on Thanksgiving Day; second only to the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday when violations jump 62%.

Since the road is shared by so many Americans on their Thanksgiving Day holiday, it becomes important for everyone to do their part to prevent alcohol-related auto crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Thanksgiving Alcohol Prevention

Knowing that Thanksgiving is a high-risk holiday for alcohol consumption and over-consumption, Narconon Arrowhead is providing some alcohol prevention tips designed to help keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

➢    At your family gatherings, get involved in activities which de-emphasize alcohol. That includes placing the alcohol/bar in an out-of-the-way location, and assigning a responsible person to measure and pour the alcohol for those who want a drink.

➢    Be sure to provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages which can include non-alcoholic beer and wine, sparkling waters mixed with juices, and even fruit and/or protein smoothies.

➢    Make food the focal point of your gathering, with high-protein meats and cheeses which help slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

➢    Bring the party to an end gradually, and cease serving any alcohol at least an hour

before family and friends begin leaving. Time reduces the amount of alcohol in a person’s system.

➢    When you are hosting a gathering of family and friends, it is your responsibility to ensure that each car leaving at the party’s end has a designated driver who is sober.

➢    Be prepared, and if someone has had too much to drink and does not have a designated driver, plan to have them stay at your house overnight.

And always remember this simple and potentially life-saving tip, perhaps the most important one of all. If you are going out and plan to drink, then plan for a sober driver, too. If you don’t have a sober driver, call a family member of trusted friend who is sober to come and get you; or call a cab to take you home.

Remember that the actions you take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe over the Thanksgiving holiday by not over-indulging in alcohol or driving under its influence helps to keep others and their loved ones safe, too.

Narconon Arrowhead wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday, and continues to provide its drug prevention education and drug rehabilitation services throughout the holiday season.







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Alcohol Prevention Tips for Thanksgiving


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s most cherished holidays, and a time when families traditionally get together to celebrate it. Going home for Thanksgiving, or getting together with family, routinely involves travel. Unfortunately, it all too frequently involves alcohol, as well.

Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol Consumption

According to RITA, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), an estimated 91 % of Americans travel by automobile to reach their Thanksgiving Day destination. Also during that Thursday-to-Monday four-day holiday weekend, the number of Americans on a road trip increases more than 50 percent.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, alcohol abuse is a main concern year-round; and especially during the holidays when driving-related fatalities are always higher than non-holiday times. Based on NHTSA statistics, it is the young drivers ages 21 to 24 who have the highest level of incidents which involve alcohol-impaired driving.

Furthermore, new statistics reveal that repeat, high-risk drunk drivers who have been court-ordered to be continuously monitored for alcohol consumption show violations increase about 54% on Thanksgiving Day; second only to the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday when violations jump 62%.

Since the road is shared by so many Americans on their Thanksgiving Day holiday, it becomes important for everyone to do their part to prevent alcohol-related auto crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Thanksgiving Alcohol Prevention

Knowing that Thanksgiving is a high-risk holiday for alcohol consumption and over-consumption, Narconon Arrowhead is providing some alcohol prevention tips designed to help keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

➢    At your family gatherings, get involved in activities which de-emphasize alcohol. That includes placing the alcohol/bar in an out-of-the-way location, and assigning a responsible person to measure and pour the alcohol for those who want a drink.

➢    Be sure to provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages which can include non-alcoholic beer and wine, sparkling waters mixed with juices, and even fruit and/or protein smoothies.

➢    Make food the focal point of your gathering, with high-protein meats and cheeses which help slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

➢    Bring the party to an end gradually, and cease serving any alcohol at least an hour

before family and friends begin leaving. Time reduces the amount of alcohol in a person’s system.

➢    When you are hosting a gathering of family and friends, it is your responsibility to ensure that each car leaving at the party’s end has a designated driver who is sober.

➢    Be prepared, and if someone has had too much to drink and does not have a designated driver, plan to have them stay at your house overnight.

And always remember this simple and potentially life-saving tip, perhaps the most important one of all. If you are going out and plan to drink, then plan for a sober driver, too. If you don’t have a sober driver, call a family member of trusted friend who is sober to come and get you; or call a cab to take you home.

Remember that the actions you take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe over the Thanksgiving holiday by not over-indulging in alcohol or driving under its influence helps to keep others and their loved ones safe, too.

Narconon Arrowhead wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday, and continues to provide its drug prevention education and drug rehabilitation services throughout the holiday season.







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Alcohol Prevention Tips for Thanksgiving


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s most cherished holidays, and a time when families traditionally get together to celebrate it. Going home for Thanksgiving, or getting together with family, routinely involves travel. Unfortunately, it all too frequently involves alcohol, as well.

Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol Consumption

According to RITA, the Research and Innovative Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), an estimated 91 % of Americans travel by automobile to reach their Thanksgiving Day destination. Also during that Thursday-to-Monday four-day holiday weekend, the number of Americans on a road trip increases more than 50 percent.

According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, alcohol abuse is a main concern year-round; and especially during the holidays when driving-related fatalities are always higher than non-holiday times. Based on NHTSA statistics, it is the young drivers ages 21 to 24 who have the highest level of incidents which involve alcohol-impaired driving.

Furthermore, new statistics reveal that repeat, high-risk drunk drivers who have been court-ordered to be continuously monitored for alcohol consumption show violations increase about 54% on Thanksgiving Day; second only to the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day holiday when violations jump 62%.

Since the road is shared by so many Americans on their Thanksgiving Day holiday, it becomes important for everyone to do their part to prevent alcohol-related auto crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Thanksgiving Alcohol Prevention

Knowing that Thanksgiving is a high-risk holiday for alcohol consumption and over-consumption, Narconon Arrowhead is providing some alcohol prevention tips designed to help keep it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

➢    At your family gatherings, get involved in activities which de-emphasize alcohol. That includes placing the alcohol/bar in an out-of-the-way location, and assigning a responsible person to measure and pour the alcohol for those who want a drink.

➢    Be sure to provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages which can include non-alcoholic beer and wine, sparkling waters mixed with juices, and even fruit and/or protein smoothies.

➢    Make food the focal point of your gathering, with high-protein meats and cheeses which help slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.

➢    Bring the party to an end gradually, and cease serving any alcohol at least an hour

before family and friends begin leaving. Time reduces the amount of alcohol in a person’s system.

➢    When you are hosting a gathering of family and friends, it is your responsibility to ensure that each car leaving at the party’s end has a designated driver who is sober.

➢    Be prepared, and if someone has had too much to drink and does not have a designated driver, plan to have them stay at your house overnight.

And always remember this simple and potentially life-saving tip, perhaps the most important one of all. If you are going out and plan to drink, then plan for a sober driver, too. If you don’t have a sober driver, call a family member of trusted friend who is sober to come and get you; or call a cab to take you home.

Remember that the actions you take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe over the Thanksgiving holiday by not over-indulging in alcohol or driving under its influence helps to keep others and their loved ones safe, too.

Narconon Arrowhead wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday, and continues to provide its drug prevention education and drug rehabilitation services throughout the holiday season.