Alcohol is a drug

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Alcohol is a drug

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Parents want to be very concerned about anything that puts their children in danger. Certainly drugs are a concern and dangerous to our children, and we want to be vigilant about watching for that. But what's very relevant and what people don't seem to understand is that alcohol is also a drug. And alcohol kills more teens than all the other drugs combined. That's a very important number for me to understand and make sure that I'm very on top of my kids and drinking alcohol.
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Jan Withers

National President, MADD

Jan Withers joined MADD in 1992, after her 15-year-old daughter, Alisa Joy, was killed by an underage drinker who chose to drive after consuming numerous alcoholic beverages. Withers first volunteered by sharing her story and lobbying for tougher legislation. She wanted to make a difference by helping to stop this 100 percent preventable violent crime. Now as National President, Jan Withers speaks to lawmakers across the country about the importance of legislation requiring ignition interlocks (or “in-car breathalyzers”) for all drunk driving offenders, a key part of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. She also advocates for federal legislation that provides research funding for technology that will turn cars into the cure for drunk driving. In addition, Withers continues to raise awareness for MADD’s victim support services, even leading a monthly support group — while also expanding the reach of MADD’s underage drinking prevention programs.

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