New Drinking and Driving PSA By Narconon Trois-Rivieres

The holiday season can bring wonderful times with many celebrations to be had, family and friends all coming together. For the staff at Narconon Trois-Rivieres this time of year especially is all about helping those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions, and part of this is effective drug and alcohol education. “With this new PSA we wanted people to see not only the good the holiday season can bring, but also the devastating impact drinking and driving can have on the individual and their loved ones,” commented JF Dubreuil, Director of Promotion and Marketing at Narconon Trois-Rivieres.

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Drinking and driving impacts people all over the world and can tend to be even more devastating around this time of year. The consequences when caught driving under the influence are quite severe, and when another person is hurt or even killed because of it, everyone’s life is flipped upside down. “Unfortunately this is a very real part of alcohol addiction,” said Mr. Dubreuil. “It does not take much to affect your ability to operate a vehicle and make rational decisions. Our counsellors here speak with families every day looking to help a loved one whom is addicted to alcohol.”

“Video: Narconon Trois-Rivières – Don’t Drink and Drive PSA”

Narconon Trois-Rivieres offers a very extensive and in-depth alcohol and drug treatment program and in some cases people have been sent there because of a drinking and driving charge. The staff works hard to help these individuals regain control of their lives again, and through PSA’s like this one, hope to help prevent people from drinking and driving in the first place. “We want everyone to have a very safe and happy holidays, and don’t drink and drive,” added Mr. Dubreuil. “It doesn’t take much to take a cab, call a friend, or even stay the night, but please, for the sake of your family and friends, don’t get behind the wheel after drinking.”

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The Co-operative Gets Ready, Steady, Go-Ho-Ho?

The frosty weather added the finishing touches to arrangements as hundreds of festive fundraisers dressed as Father Christmas to take part in The Co-operative Santa Dashes in Manchester and London – on Sunday (28 November) – raising almost £40,000 for learning disability charity, Mencap.

In Manchester’s Platt Fields Park, Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas was at the front of the pack of Santas – for The Co-operative Group’s second annual Santa Dash in the city – as they were set on their way by City of Manchester Lord Mayor, Councillor Mark Hackett.

At the same time, Crystal Palace Park played host to The Co-operative’s inaugural Santa Dash in London, where local actress Kellie Shirley – well known for her role as Carly Wicks in BBC soap Eastenders – joined a sleigh-load of Santas for the festive fun.

The family-friendly events saw Santas running, jogging, walking and dancing around the 5k courses. Ryan Thomas said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day and I was proud to be involved in such a fun-filled event that is raising money for a worthy cause such as Mencap – It was a great success and a tremendous way for The Co-operative to get its fundraising for its 2011 Charity of the Year off and running!”

Kellie Shirley continued: “It’s great that so many people entered into the Christmas spirit and came to Crystal Palace to support such a worthwhile cause.”

The Santa Dash is The Co-operative’s first event with its new Charity of the Year partner for 2011, Mencap. The Co-operative is raising charity donations for Mencap in 2011 to help transform the lives and dreams of up to 20,000 young people with a learning disability across the UK – Inspiring young people with a learning disability to change their world for the better by helping them to gain new skills and the confidence to play a more active part in their communities.

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