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Impaired driving – it’s not just about booze anymore

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Impaired drivingImpaired driving used to be known as, simply, drunk driving. Booze, slurring, weaving, and driving home a pal who had ‘one too many’ were the simple clues we needed to identify when to stay out of the driver’s seat. Things aren’t so cut and dried anymore. Impaired driving happens for many reasons: alcohol, recreational drugs, prescription and over-the-counter medication, texting, and lack of sleep.

For many of us, driving is an essential and daily activity that we end up sharing with friends, loved ones, and complete strangers. That makes driving both a personal and a communal activity and because of this, the overarching principle of not being a danger to yourself and others speaks to many of us. We all …

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The “mean drunk”: when alcohol abuse unleashes anger and violence

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The “mean drunk”: when alcohol abuse unleashes anger and violenceHave you ever regretted what you did when you were drinking?

The fact that alcohol acts as a suppressant on your internal inhibitions or self-control has been well documented.

There are countless YouTube videos documenting the out of character, alcohol influenced actions that can be quite embarrassing for the people involved Of course, compared to other, more life changing events – like deaths due to drunk driving – that can take place under the influence of alcohol, a compromising YouTube video may be the least of your worries. If you don’t want to end up in that situation, read on.

Alcohol consumption depletes your awareness and response to external social cues. When these internal and external controls on behaviour are …

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