Should doctors screen adolescents for risky drinking?

Recently, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, an independent panel of national experts that makes evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services, recommended that adults and pregnant women be routinely screened for risky alcohol use. However, although risky drinking is a big problem among adolescents, the task force didn’t endorse universal screening of this group by

Arrested for DUI after smoking weed on 4/20?

“A driver’s judgment and ability to react are both impaired when driving high, but many drivers don’t realize that it’s dangerous and illegal,” said a spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “Driving either drunk or high is a DUI; impairment is impairment.” NHTSA’s anti-drugged driving campaign puts it well: “If You Feel Different,

California, New York weigh lowering DUI standard to 0.05 percent

States around the nation are now considering lowering their per se DUI standards from 0.08percent blood alcohol content down to 0.05 percent. In 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board began recommending that all states adopt the lower standard, although so far, only Utah has done so. The idea of lowering the DUI standard to 0.05

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