24/7 Sobriety Analysis

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Many people are addicted to alcohol, some worse than others. The program 24/7 Sobriety started in North Dakota. 24/7 Sobriety is a way to help decrease the number of DUI arrests. Ways that 24/7 Sobriety help people addicted to alcohol are by administering breathalyzers daily, also repeat offenders want to keep their license and not go to jail. Lastly, it will also decrease the number in intoxicated related crimes. 24/7 Sobriety is a good program for DUI offenders.
A way people can tell if it is safe for them to drive is if they test themselves with a breathalyzer first. The 24/7 sobriety program distributes millions of breathalyzers to the participants of their program. “Since 2005, the program has administered over seven million breathalyzer
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The success rates say it all. Offenders have both showed up and passed the test at a rate of 99%. (Humphreys, 2015, para. 9). If 99% of the people who take these BAC tests twice a day, that shows commitment to change for the better. “Unlike interventions that only constrain drinking while driving , the removal of alcohol from an offender’s life also reduces the incidence of other alcohol related crimes.” (Humphreys, 2015, para. 7). The people of this program want to change for the better, therefore they will completely remove alcohol from their life just to pass their daily BAC tests to stay out of jail and keep their licences, this shows commitment to change and the willpower participants of 24/7 Sobriety have. In final analysis, 99% of people that participate in this program pass their two daily BAC tests and without alcohol in an addict's life reduces incidences of alcohol related crimes. Any other sober programs that have been made people end up failing because the only incentive is try and make their life better. 24/7 Sobriety is better because the participants of the program have an incentive which is to not be thrown in jail and to keep their…show more content…
“The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today testing whether police must get a warrant before forcing a driver to submit to a blood alcohol or breathalyzer test.” (All Things Considered, 2016, para. 2) The people of the program can refuse to take their breathalyzer test. This is because by law officers who give the BAC tests need a warrant without consent of the participant to take the test. The people of this program want to change for the best and do not want to go to lose their licenses, possibly go to jail and face fines from the state. “Colleagues found that States using 24/7 sobriety experienced not only a 12% drop in repeat drunk driving offenders but also a 9% drop in domestic-violence arrests.” (Humphreys, 2015, para. 6). The program makes for a better community and for better citizens in the
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