Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

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The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding alcohol consumption. GHSA and Responsibility.org expanded their focus to include the growing issue of drugged driving and multi-substance impaired (alcohol and drugs) driving. GHSA and Responsibility.org partner to provide resources to both State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) and law enforcement agencies. 

GHSA is partnering with NASID to develop a special report directed to the states and their partners that will identify best practices in marijuana and driving messaging. Examples of evidence-based initiatives, partnering tips and recommendations will also be included. The report will be released later this year. 

Publications and Guidance for States

HRID Report CoverIn December 2019, GHSA released High-Risk Impaired Drivers: Combating a Critical Threat, a Responsibility.org-funded 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, Responsibility.org also launched the STOPHRID.org 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.

DUID ReportGHSA and Responsibility.org 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 Responsibility.org 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, Responsibility.org has awarded $954,000 to states.

Map of United States with text reading $954,000 since 2016

2022

In 2022, grants were awarded to Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland and Nevada.

GHSA News Release

2021

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

GHSA News Release

In addition to providing competitive grants to states, Responsibility.org provided funding to the Texas Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office to implement an impaired driving campaign aimed at college football fans that promote ride-hailing services through outreach events and social media.

Texas Department of Transportation Impaired Driving Billboards

 

 

 


 

 

 

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

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2019

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2016


To learn more, visit www.responsibility.org.