For Participating Organizations

As part of an initiative to get the word out about NPAMC, we want to reach out to each of our Participating Organizations and ask you to begin the process of promoting your group’s participation in NPAMC through your own communications program. Here are some things you can do to help: Alcohol Misuse and Crime Video We’d like […]

Federal Liaisons

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Dr. Jeff Michael Heidi Coleman National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Dr. Ralph Hingson National Institute on Drug Abuse Dr. Richard Denisco National Institute of Justice Marlene Beckman National Transportation Safety Board Steve Blackistone Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Steve Wing


The diversity of NPAMC’s participants is one of our most significant distinguishing characteristics. Stakeholders from every facet of the issue participate in NPAMC meetings and activities, including: Scientists Researchers Justice professionals Victims groups Treatment professionals Correctional industry/monitoring companies Pharmaceutical companies Alcohol industry Insurance industry Policy experts Educational Institutions Criminal Justice-Related Associations American Probation and Parole Association, Institute […]

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol Policy (2) Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy Dedicated to changing the way people with mental health and substance use disorders get the help they need. State and Federal Legislation Tracking NIAAA site tracking bills and statutes

December is Impaired Driving Prevention Month

For over twenty years, every American President has declared December to be Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month or Impaired Driving Prevention Month. It is recognition of the dangers of impaired driving by alcohol or other drugs and the need for everyone to take action; for everyone to not drive impaired. According to the National […]

CEO Message (December 2016)

Working Together We Can Change Lives By David Wallace, CEO, NPAMC Almost thirty-two years ago, January 2, 1985, I walked into a courtroom located in Eaton County, Michigan, a newly appointed assistant prosecuting attorney (APA). I was eager to start enforcing the laws of Michigan, and make my community a safer place to live and work. Initially, […]

Upcoming Conferences

Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities March 26-28, 2017 | Charlotte Convention Center The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work. You can’t get the kind of information that […]

Coming Soon: Adjudicating the Impaired Driver

As an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in addition to the CEO for NPAMC, many years ago I learned the hard way that the offense of DUI is one of the most complex criminal cases a prosecutor can do in the courtroom. Between the use of scientific evidence, eyewitness testimony, and experienced defense attorneys, new prosecutors were definitely being thrown into the […]

Automated Vehicles and Driver Alcohol Detection for Safety (DADSS)

Human error and misconduct, including speeding, failure to pay attention, cell phone use, and impaired driving, accounts for the vast majority of traffic accidents. Manufacturers, researchers, and advocates are attempting to develop two separate vehicle based systems to compensate for human factors: automatic vehicles and Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS). Implementation of each […]

CEO Message

CEO Message (March 2017) There’s More To Do By David Wallace, CEO, NPAMC Alcohol plays a role in a significant percentage of crime in the United States and that is no more obvious than with the crime of Impaired Driving. Impaired driving was a crime that we have supposedly solved and stopped from happening, after all, there’s […]