You may hate seeing it there, waiting for you to prove that you are sober before allowing you to start your car and get on with your life. You may feel frustrated when you have to explain why you have a car breathalyzer. You may worry about the mouthwash you just used or that chicken marsala you had at dinner – it was cooked with wine, after all. Now, take a deep breath and relax. All of these thoughts and fears are normal when you have a car breathalyzer or ignition interlock device. So stop stressing, especially since you’re the key to eliminating the dreaded DUI recovery stress.
When preparing to blow into your car breathalyzer, keep in mind:
- The device wants nothing from you but your clean breath sample. It really is that simple.
- Other people will understand that mistakes happen, and that you are doing your part to make things right with the car breathalyzer.
- Your friend may even ask if they can try it out – because, why not? As long as they have not been drinking, you should let them. Car breathalyzers may be an interesting way to start up a conversation and bond over a new experience. Plus, the devices are pretty cool from a geek perspective.
- A car breathalyzer is smart enough to know the difference between a six pack of beer and a swish of mouthwash.
When it comes down to it, the only reason you should stress out over your car breathalyzer is if you have been drinking alcohol.
Your car breathalyzer puts you back in the driver’s seat of your life and your recovery after a DUI, giving you the power to control your future. When you feel like you have control in your life, stress is no longer a factor and you can continue to make those strides in rebuilding your life… one clean breath sample at a time.