Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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Partner Programs

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding alcohol consumption. Over the past few years, GHSA and have expanded their focus to include the growing issue of drugged driving. GHSA and work to provide resources to both State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and law enforcement agencies. 

Publications and Guidance for States

HRID Report CoverIn December 2019, GHSA released High-Risk Impaired Drivers: Combating a Critical Threat, a report focusing on the challenges and opportunities associated with the high-risk impaired driver — a person who lacks the restraint or self-control to resist driving impaired. The report was unveiled at a Capitol Hill education event and via a national webinar conducted for SHSOs, their partners and stakeholders. In conjunction with the report, also launched the website, which outlines a six-step process to help communities rid our roads of impaired driving offenders. The site also features a tool kit with checklists, videos, infographics, guidance documents and more.

GHSA and also published Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States, which analyzes the latest-available data on drugged driving and provides an in-depth look at the impact of marijuana and opioids on driving, and Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for States, which examines research, data and state programs addressing this complex issue and recommends increased training for law enforcement officers.

State Grants

New Mexico law enforcement receiving training on drugged drivingGHSA and provide grants to states for training programs that support the arrest and prosecution of drug-impaired drivers. By putting more Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)-certified officers on the road, states are better able to ensure that drugged drivers are off the road. In 2020, the grant program was expanded to include initiatives that address recommendations in the GHSA report, High-Risk Impaired Drivers: Combating a Critical Threat

Since 2016, has awarded more than $700,000 to 29 states.


In 2021, grants were awarded to Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland and Wisconsin.

Read GHSA news release

In addition to providing competitive grants to states, provided funding for a special program in Texas to promote ride-hailing as an alternative to driving under the influence. The program is focused on reaching people attending the Texas State Fair and college football games, which are well-attended events that can lead to increased drunk or drugged driving. Selected communities will utilize ride-hail credits from Lyft and highlight the consequences of impaired driving with billboards in high-traffic locations.

Texas Department of Transportation Impaired Driving Billboards









In 2020, grants were awarded to Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wyoming. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these grants were extended through 2021 and programs are ongoing.

Read GHSA news release

Learn how prior year grant recipients used their funding by clicking the links below:





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