97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Be Prepared. Don’t Drink and Drive

Aired 1/2/2019

The Holiday Season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for alcohol-related accidents and death.  The holidays may technically be over, however, many families will continue to gather this month to celebrate. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to enjoy time with friends and family without drinking and driving.

Think Ahead

Designate a sober driver – Each person in the group should take turns throughout the year being the designated driver.   Things you can do to say ‘Thank You’ is to offer to pay for their meal, offer gas money, or even pay for their soda. 

Party buses or limos are also a good option for a large group to go out and enjoy the evening without worrying about who will stay sober to drive. 

Be the Hostess with the Mostest

Hosting a holiday party?  Offer fun and festive non-alcoholic drinks for the designated sober drivers.   A few suggestions:  Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Cider, Shirley Temples, Sherbet Punch. 

Last Minute Decision

When faced with a situation where you have had too much to drink and do not have a ride home, stop and consider your options.  

  • Call a friend or family member
  • Ask the bartender to call a taxi or shuttle service
  • Call an Uber

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.