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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

America Will Be a Stronger Nation When Gay Marriage and Marijuana Are Legalized Nationally

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When this generation allows Americans the basic right to marry and earn money from a plant that isn't responsible for "2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually," then future legislation will be based more on reason than superstition or prejudice.

The Roadmap To Stopping Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

You don't need a degree in veterinary science or animal welfare experience to spot and stop animal cruelty -- for most of us, that sensitivity is built into our internal values.

Sam Stein

Meet The Companies Behind The Secretive Group That Took On MADD

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At various moments over the past two decades, Coca-Cola, the massive soft-drink conglomerate, has aligned itself with Mothers Against Dr...

Powerful PSAs Give Everyone A Reason Not To Drink And Drive

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents

In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 226 children's deaths were caused by drunk drivers. The nonprofit, Mother...

Son Was In A Coma For 31 Years, While His Family Stood By Him

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 01.26.2014 | Los Angeles

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Cortez can remember the night 31 years ago as clearly as if it was last week. He had walked into the pediatric intensiv...

Is the National Drinking Age Doing More Harm Than Good?

Sam Tracy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

No study has proven a cause-and-effect relationship between the heightened drinking age and reduced drunk driving deaths, and since similar reductions have occurred in other countries with lower minimum ages, the drop in fatalities is probably more due to things like public awareness and lowering the BAC limit than the drinking age.

Why Everyone Should 'Get' MADD

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Anai Rhoads

Deaths caused by drunk drivers have a long-lasting ripple effect -- it spreads to all family members, friends and even acquaintances.

One Million Moms Make a Case for Stricter Gun Control

Michaela Pommells | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Michaela Pommells

Sometimes, all it takes is a tragedy seen through the eyes of a mother to bring a community together to lead change.

Jaweed Kaleem

The Powerful Role Of Death Notifications

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

When Jan Withers' first husband, a U.S. Air Force pilot, died in a plane crash, the man in a military uniform who came to her door nearly refused to t...

Could 'Women Against Guns' Be As Powerful As Mothers Against Drunk Driving?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

We should follow the lead of another group of outraged women, Mother Against Drunk Drivers, and, if nothing else, make owning a gun as socially unacceptable as driving drunk. Both can kill.

Study Reveals Shocking Fact About California Drivers

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco

Drugged driving has become more prevalent on California roads and highways than drunk driving, a study released earlier this month by the state's Offi...

Ann Brenoff

How One Woman Is Moving On After Unimaginable Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty

Two years ago, Amy Voelker was enjoying a getaway with her extended family at a rental house in Redington Beach, Florida -- and a second meeting with ...

Turning a Blind Eye to Underage Drinking

Linda Flanagan | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

Just as Twitter and Facebook enabled young revolutionaries to gather together for instant protests, social media has helped modern kids mobilize promptly against snooping grown-ups.

Matt Sledge

Drunk Driving Arrest Of Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader Sparks Ignition Interlock Push In State

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Rhode Island has a drinking problem. More people per capita die from alcohol-related driving fatalities in the state than in either of its neighbors, ...

Lucia Graves

Breath-Test Ignition Device Provision In House Bill Decried By Restaurant Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An effort to get more states to mandate breath-test ignition devices in the cars of convicted drunk drivers has kicked off a battle betw...

Transforming Sorrow to Joy: A Mother's Story

Kathy Eldon | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

As Mother's Day approaches, my stomach begins to ache. It's a familiar, if old pain, tucked away in my soul, born of the loss of my son, Dan, killed at the age of 22 while working as Reuters photojournalist in Somalia more than 17 years ago.

Are College Presidents Encouraging Teen Drinking?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Why are some college presidents and chancellors (136 of them), appearing to encourage teen drinking by signing on to the "Amethyst Initiative" which s...

Health Reform Needs Moms

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Mothers, as caretakers of the health of families, have always been in a unique position to affect grassroots but widespread change, when it comes to health matters.

Saving Lives by Stopping Drunk Drivers

Sen. Sherrod Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Sherrod Brown

In-vehicle technology to prevent drunk driving is an opportunity to create safer roads and save lives. We cannot afford to leave this problem for the next generation, so let's solve it now.

Richard Berman: The High Life and Low Road

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Today, The Humane Society of the United States joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving in filing a complaint with the ethics commission in New York again...

Diane Schuler: The Sad Legacy of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dr. Tian Dayton

The sad truth is that children who live with addicted parents get in the car with drunk moms and dads every day, just as Diane Schuler's children and nieces did the day they were killed.

Diane Schuler: Secret Alcoholic?

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deborah King

Alcoholism: I know it all -- the secret stashes, the coffee cup that no one questions, the pride when men would say, "Wow, you can drink me under the table." The only solution is abstinence.

If You Give a Mother a Margarita

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Sawyers

As a mom, the best I can do is to role-model and encourage my kids to make wise decisions. And asking for assistance is hardly a sign of weakness; sometimes it's a symbol of strength.

Controversial New Group: Drunk Drivers Against Mothers

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

"My mom is always like 'I can't believe you got drunk and then drove our new car into a lake again'. I'm like fuck you! I like to party! You're just mad because you can't party as hard as me! Delta Chi forever!"

New Law Cracks Down On Drunk Driving

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Motorists busted for drunken driving in Illinois after Wednesday will have to blow into a device to prove their sobriety every time they get behind th...