THE MADD STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
That our primary reason for existence is to eliminate the crime of drunk driving.
That serving the needs of victims of drunk driving is a role of critical importance that MADD is uniquely able to perform.
That all rights of drunk driving victims must be given proper recognition.
That a balanced program of public awareness, education, legislation, and aggressive enforcement by police, prosecutors, and the courts is key to eliminating drunk driving.
That while an individual's decision to consume alcohol is a private matter, driving after consuming alcohol or other drugs is a public matter.
That the conduct of an aggressive legislative and public policy advocacy program is essential to achieve MADD's mission.
That drunk driving and others who contribute to the crime of drunk driving must be held accountable for their behavior.
That driving is a privilege not a right.
That proactive rehabilitation of problem drinkers who drive is essential to the prevention and elimination of drunk driving.
That Madd is a grassroots organization that draws its strength, energy, and leadership from its volunteers.
That active participation in MADD chapter activities is productive for the community and for many victims of drunk driving, a healing and personal growth experience.