The number of automobile accidents in San Bernardino County involving alcohol use accounts for 12% of all serious car accidents in the county. In California, on average, the rate of alcohol-related accidents only accounts for about 11% of all serious traffic accidents.1
The rate of car accidents caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol in Upland, California, and the surrounding area has been increasing for years. In fact, the number of alcohol-related accidents in San Bernardino County has increased by 11% since 2010. Meanwhile, the rates of crashes caused by drunk drivers steadily decreased on average across the state.1
As drug awareness has increasingly focused on the epidemic caused by drugs like heroin and prescription opioids, attention has somewhat drifted away from the dangers associated with alcohol use and abuse. Many view alcohol as the lesser of evils when they turn to recreational use of a substance, and for others, the use of alcohol is a cultural practice and not seen as the danger it can be.
Families who have been hit by alcohol use and abuse in Upland, California, know that alcohol is just as addictive and potentially deadly as any other substance of abuse. Financial difficulties, problems in relationships, health issues, and more can begin and build into a life-threatening problem even if an alcohol-related accident never happens.
If you or your loved one is in crisis, now is the time to reach out and call a recovery support advisor who can help you connect with the best possible treatment program for your family.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.