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drunk-driving
02
Mar

Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths

Alcohol is a substance that is responsible every year for far more deaths than any other substance. And, yet it remains legal for adult consumption. However, it doesn’t do much good to argue for prohibition, history shows that outright bans on any substance does more harm than good. Mitigating the harmful risks of alcohol consumption...
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10
Nov

Alcohol Related Health Problems Later in Life

If you are the parent of a teenage son or daughter, there is a chance that you may be OK with him or her having a drink of alcohol from time to time. You may set down guidelines, such as only drinking at home, or only drinking in situations that there will not be any...
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18
Oct

Tattoo Reads Blood Alcohol Content

People consume alcohol for a number of reasons, some of which are not good. When asked why someone drinks, one of the more common responses is that they drink to be more convivial. After a long day or long week, drinking is a typical pastime engaged in around the world. While alcohol in small amounts,...
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04
May

“Reflections from Inside” – PSA On Drunk Driving

Every adult knows the risk they take when they get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol. The best case scenario is dodging a bullet and making it home in one piece. After that it gets severely worse, with a DUI that is often accompanied by heavy fines and jail time. For some, however,...
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10
Feb

24/7 Sobriety Program Saved Lives

Despite being legal for adult consumption, the use of alcohol contributes to thousands of deaths every year. Excessive alcohol use is known to cause a number of serious health conditions that can be fatal, and those who drive while under the influence put their lives and the lives of countless others at risk. In one...
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18
Apr

Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana

It turns out that, while alcohol and marijuana are the two drugs used the most, there has been little research on the use of the drugs together. With the growing rates of marijuana acceptance in the United States, there is a need to understand the effects of mixing alcohol and cannabis. Analyzing data from the...
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07
Nov

Just Drive, It Can Wait…”No TEXT Is Worth A Life!”

Meet Liz Marks To date over 5,000,000 people have met Liz Marks via this YouTube video provided by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (USDOTNHTSA). Those 5,388,628 people have heard Liz’s story about texting and driving. Today we want our readers to meet Liz and we hope they will share this...
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24
Oct

National Teen Driver Safety Week – Start The Conversation

National Teen Driver Safety Week – October 20 – 26, 2013 As we perused the news this week we kept coming across interesting articles and news segments which focused on teens’ driving skills. This sparked our interest and we discovered that we were indeed smack in the middle of National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW)....
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05
Jun

Remembering Senator Frank Lautenberg And His Work On Public Health Issues

Official portrait of United States Senator (D-NJ). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “People at .08 are too impaired to drive. Studies show that at .08, the ability to perform critical driving functions is decreased by as much as 60 percent.” Senator Frank Lautenberg Remembering Senator Frank Lautenberg On Monday, June 3, 2013, Senator Frank Lautenberg died from...
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16
May

NTSB Recommends Lowering The BAC Limit To 0.05

English: A sobriety checkpoint in East Haven, CT. Also known as DWI Enforcement (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Approaching a sobriety checkpoint… Have you ever been returning from dinner with friends or maybe a special event like a live theater production and happened upon a sobriety checkpoint? It can be somewhat startling even if you haven’t had...
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