The ALIVE program has been specifically designed to address some of the serious issues that are currently facing the teenage population. Alcohol, drugs, speeding and bad judgment are concerns the ALIVE program targets. It describes the problems and demonstrates not only the overwhelming statistics of teens involved, but also the tragic consequences the problems have on their families. ALIVE is an emotional and informative program that will help bring to light the darker side of impaired driving.

Awareness of alcohol and drug abuse
Life will be altered by impaired driving
Impact affects everyone around you
Vision of a drug- free community
Educate our community on substance abuse

ALIVE utilizes video footage and music combined with a graphic "PowerPoint" presentation. It takes viewers from general information to specific accident scenes.

ALIVE emphasizes the devastating results of teen drug and alcohol use for the individuals involved and their families, including serious injuries and death.

  • Alcohol related crashes are the leading cause of death for young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24.
  • Someone dies because of impaired driving every 30 minutes.
  • Every 2 seconds, someone is injured in an alcohol or drug-related accident.

ALIVE strives to achieve certain goals and objectives which include:

  • To educate and influence students, family and friends on trauma/injury prevention, specific preventive practices, and the feeling of invincibility (especially among youth).
  • To promote early intervention and counseling to educate the public about the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse-significant contributing factors in many trauma cases.
  • To promote role modeling for safe practices and healthy behavior in all settings.

The ALIVE program is presented by health care team members who deal with injury and death on a daily basis. Entertainment and education is provided by combining:

  • An opening song, "Alive," presented with a powerful, dynamic video.
  • A spoken presentation that addresses:
    • Statistics on teenage drivers and motor vehicle collisions (MVC's)
    • 3 main factors contributing to MVC's
    • Kinematics of MVC's
    • Graphic pictures of injuries sustained in MVC's
    • Re-creation of actual tragedy involving a drug- and/or alcohol-related vehicular death
  • A closing song, "With Hope," presented with an accompanying video

If you are interested in having this program presented FREE at your school or organization, please contact the Trauma Services Program Specialist at 812-450-2961 or use the form below.

Questions about Deaconess Trauma Services? Please contact us.

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