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 Nurse Laurine

Drugged Driving—What You Should Know

FACT: More teens are driving after smoking marijuana than after heavy drinking. A national study showed that from 2009-2011, the percentage of high school seniors who drove after using marijuana was almost three times as high as those who drove after drinking heavily. (American Journal of Public Health 103:2027-2034)

What happens when you use drugs and drive? Marijuana can decrease a person’s ability to drive a car. It slows reaction time, impairs a driver’s concentration and attention, and reduces hand-eye coordination. It is dangerous to drive after mixing alcohol and marijuana. Driving after using prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine, such as cough suppressants, antihistamines, sleeping aids, and anti-anxiety medications may impair driving ability.

What can I do?  Talk to your kids let them no the dangers and offer to go with them to find the answers when you don’t know. Community health department, doctors office, youth in need, school nurses and counselors are just a few resources to use.

Help use encourage drug free living, by participating in Red Ribbon Week

Prize drawing for participating all week!

Monday 10-22: Team up Against Drugs-Jersey Day

Tuesday 10-23: I “Mustache” you to say no to Drugs-Mustache Day

Wednesday 10-24 Use your head don’t do drugs- Crazy Hair/Hat Day

Thursday 10-25: Don’t Get mixed up in drugs-Mismatched Sock Day

Friday 10-26: Wear Red Day

Nurse  Laurine

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