Gaining our independence from England back in 1776 was a big deal. You don’t have to be a jingoist to enjoy celebrating our nation’s independence. Alcohol plays a role in many people’s celebratory activities. The key is to keep yourself and those around you safe.
The best way to keep everyone safe is to make sure you do not operate any motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. This includes cars, motorcycles, airplanes and watercrafts.
Understanding and appreciating the dangers of alcohol and keeping them in mind are instrumental in keeping you safe. A good place to start is with an 8-hopur online alcohol class. Parents, this is especially a good idea if you have teenagers. It might not be a bad idea to take the class with them.
As a counselor for both in-class and online drug and alcohol courses I can assure you that many students take my class after an alcohol-related incident on the 4th of July!
Remember, if you are going to drink alcohol, drink responsibly. Do not overindulge and most certainly do not operate a motor vehicle. If at all possible, make sure someone close to you stays sober and can be a designated driver. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!