April is Second Chance Month

HOW WE RISE April is Second Chance Month Keesha Middlemass Thursday, April 14, 2022   For the third year in a row, in 2021, President Biden declared April as Second Chance Month for former prisoners who have reentered their local communities.[1] Prior to his proclamation, efforts have increased to bring more attention to this critical issue, especially as the number of …

From St. Patrick’s Day

From St. Patrick’s Day With nearly 32.3 million Americans claiming Irish descent, it’s no wonder St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the nation’s most popular holidays. Sadly, it has also become one of its deadliest. Data shows that DUIs, alcohol violations, and alcohol-involved crashes spike on this holiday. This year, luck just isn’t going to cut it.

Drug use severity in adolescence affects substance use disorder risk in adulthood

Drug use severity in adolescence affects substance use disorder risk in adulthood NIH-funded study shows screening for substance use disorder in teens may help predict adult prescription drug use and misuse and prevent overdose.   April 1, 2022 Image Photo by ©Getty Images/AntonioGuillem People who reported multiple symptoms consistent with severe substance use disorder at age 18 exhibited two or …

Driving Performance and Cannabis Users’ Perception of Safety – Review

Driving Performance and Cannabis Users’ Perception of Safety – Review JANUARY 31 2022   By Dr Michael White – Adjunct Senior Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, South Australia Marcotte et al. (2022): Per se laws are unjust One of the best cannabis-impairment studies that I have encountered (Marcotte et al., 2022) was published online this week, as an open-access …

Highway Safety Advocates Call for More Traffic Safety Laws

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates)—an alliance of consumer, medical, public health, and safety groups and insurance companies—recently released its 2016 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. In its thirteenth annual report, the group called on state lawmakers to pass more laws related to seatbelt and helmet use, child passenger safety, distracted driving, graduated driving privileges for teens, and …

States Make 24/7 Sobriety Legislation a Top Priority in 2016

While much progress has been made over the past couple of decades, alcohol-involved crashes still accounts for a third of the nation’s highway fatalities each year. That’s why many states continue to look for new tools and programs to combat drunk driving, and why so many states this year are considering 24/7 Sobriety Program legislation. The 24/7 Sobriety concept—which aims …

Fewer people charged in Colorado with driving while high in 2015

Fewer people charged in Colorado with driving while high in 2015 The State Patrol arrested fewer people on allegations they were driving under the influence of marijuana last year than in the previous year, according a report released Thursday. The report is the first glimpse at how the change in law is affecting highway safety, because the patrol did not …

8 Frightening DUI Facts For Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us, and in the spirit of the season, we’d like to relate a few facts that are more than a little scary. We have MADD. We have Drive Clear. We have catchy slogans (“Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk”) and ad campaigns that were so successful nearly everyone has seen or at least heard about them. …