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CASAC provides local businesses with coasters for December STOP DWI campaign

Submitted Photo Pictured in photo: Jeri Summerville and Emily Aults of Wing City in Fredonia, NY and CASAC’s Director of Impaired Driving Program, Kathleen J. Stornes.

Did you know that drinking and driving accounts for approximately 30% of all traffic fatalities each year? CASAC, Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council, has launched a new campaign for December. The focus of the campaign is to increase the awareness of the need for a plan to get home safely after consuming alcohol. CASAC would like to thank local business that have agreed to use drink coasters that have been distributed to them to serve as a visual reminder to have a plan, thus reducing the risks of drinking and driving. The coasters also have a QR code on them to allow people to access more information about DWIs from STOP DWI New York. The holidays are a time when people are more likely to drink and drive spontaneously. Make a plan before drinking. Walk. Ride. Carpool. Get a cab. Everyone is capable of making safe decisions before they start drinking.

Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a not-for-profit United Way partner agency, has been dedicated to providing prevention education and community awareness pertaining to alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. CASAC is one of forty community-based councils across the state and one of over two-hundred nationwide. For further information about CASAC programs and services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623, or go to CASAC’s website, www.casacweb.org.

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