Lowering Alcohol Limits May Reduce Highway Fatalities

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To reduce the number of highway fatalities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may be lowering a driver's legal blood alcohol level from 0.08 to 0.05. Driving intoxicated can kill innocent lives and is just one example why it's important to contact a detox center like Harbor Village if you have a drinking issue.

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“If you allow an alcohol dependency to worsen, you will be endangering your life as well as the life of others when you operate a vehicle. Check into a detox center such as Harbor Village,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

According to Science Daily, (5/27), The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes that the blood alcohol content in drivers be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05 to save more lives on our highways.

Some critics argue that the legal blood alcohol level has already been reduced from 0.10 to 0.08 in most states. However, Thomas Esposito, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns in the Department of Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, said, "The rationalization by critics that it penalizes the person who only occasionally has "one too many" or who only drinks "socially" makes no sense," Esposito says. "One too many is just that; it's about impairment, not the number of drinks."

Anyone can become alcohol dependent and suffer severely from the disease. Those experiencing the detrimental effects of alcohol abuse should check into a 24/7 medically supervised detox center such as Harbor Village.

At Harbor Village, individualized programs have been developed by a team of medical experts to help clients achieve recovery from both drugs and alcohol. Located in Miami, Florida, the facility allows each client to experience detoxification in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Drunk driving has a very high price tag. Alarming statistics highlight its harmful effects on our nation. In 2011, 9,858 people were killed, 350,000 injured and $132 billion spent due to alcohol-related driving.

When blood alcohol content is above the 0.05 level, the odds of sustaining a crash increase several times as compared to a sober driver. "Some states even have zero alcohol tolerance for teen drivers which seems to be effective in reducing injury," says Esposito.

“If you allow an alcohol dependency to worsen, you will be endangering your life as well as the life of others when you operate a vehicle. Your best option is to check into a detox center such as Harbor Village and get the help you deserve,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ 
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Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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