Coping with Injury

exhausting. Get regular medical check- ups, and spend some time each week with healthy people who love you. Maintain your social relationships and be with your friends when you can. Don’t be shy about asking them to help you with caring for the victim/survivor


Finances are often devastated after a substance impaired driving crash causing injuries. The struggle to deal with insurance companies, find resources, or pay the bills is a common occurrence. It’s important to try to identify what resources are available for you, however, that can be especially difficult when trying to focus on healing after a crash. Help can be found in many

Help may be available, find others who can connect you with resources.

different places. Often there are

programs available for victims of crime, or help through local emergency assistance programs. MADD provides support to injured victims/survivors by connecting them with resources that might be available. Seek a local MADD chapter to connect with other injured victims/survivors of substance impaired driving crashes who can help you feel understood. If you do not have family or close friends to depend on for support, regular phone contact with other injured victims/survivors and a MADD victim advocate can be a lifesaver. You may be helped by sharing common feelings and coping strategies.


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