According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 6,390 young people ages 15-20 died in motor vehicle crashes in the year 2,000? Of them alcohol was involved in 2,339 deaths. And as related to drivers – 3,594 young drivers ages 15-20 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2,000 and of those drivers 1,066 had been drinking or were legally drunk. For those above 21 years of age the total number of motor vehicle related deaths was 48,102 and 10,184 were alcohol related. To say that substance abuse is a serious problem would be an understatement.