Alcoholism Is An Addiction?

957 Words Jun 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Alcoholism is an addiction. People with an alcohol addiction cannot just put away the addiction because they were caught driving “Under the Influence”. Driving while impaired alters the driver’s practical senses, at the same time crippling there response time. This often leads to serious accidents involving innocent people. It has been proven that driving while impaired you have more of having an accident that cripples, kills and maims another person, possibly even yourself. It is a senseless and selfish act to drive while intoxicated. Habitual drunk drivers should not be able to get a hardship license because they are not responsible when it comes to not driving wile intoxicated. Persons who are found to be habitual drunk drivers should not be allowed to obtain a hardship license. They cannot be trusted to not drive while intoxicated. The total number of accidents caused while driving under the influence in Florida remained fairly level between 2000 and 2015, fluctuating between about 22,000 and 24,000 each year, accordingly to recently released numbers. Hannan, L. (2009, Jul 18).The numbers show that the majority of children or young adults killed in DUI related wrecks are in the 17-20 year old age group. Green T.D. (2011, Nov13). Regrettably, a significant proportion of the 1,400 college student deaths, and 500,000 injuries, are implicated in these drunk driving statistics (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2002). Thompson, K. M., & Richardson, K.…
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