Articles Archive for November 2008
Even occasional over consumption of alcoholic beverages can have dire consequences, especially when combined with driving an automobile.
There were 16,694 alcohol-related fatalities in 2004 – 39 percent of the total traffic fatalities for the year. Of the 16,694 people who died in alcohol-related crashes in 2004, 14,409 (86%) were killed in crashes where at least one driver or non-occupant had a BAC (Blood Alcohol) of .08 or higher. The legal limit for BAC is currently .08 in all states in the US.
Traffic fatalities in alcohol-related crashes fell by …
The Challenge for IDARS Scientists: Combating Global Stimulant Abuse
What is IDARS?
“IDARS” is an acronym for the International Drug Abuse Research Society. The purposes of IDARS are scientific, educational and charitable. The Society seeks to promote excellence in: 1) advancing the understanding of drug abuse, substance abuse, and addiction, 2) bringing together scientists of varying backgrounds and disciplines within the field of drug abuse research, 3) integrating drug abuse research directed at all levels of biological organization to improve prevention and treatment efforts, 4) promoting education in …