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How often has someone you love driven under the influence unknowingly?

By John Drebinger Jr.

My wife and her friends love to go wine tasting. I am the perfect chauffeur as I don't drink and never have. This way no one has to give up anything to be the "designated driver."


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NTSB issues recommendations to reduce impaired driving

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The NTSB has released several new recommendations as part of a continuing emphasis on substance-impaired driving, which it calls, “the biggest killer on our roadways.” The recommendations focus on three areas: better alcohol testing, better drug testing and identifying the “place of last drink.”


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NTSB to Coast Guard: Raise post-accident alcohol, drug testing standards

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The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that the U.S. Coast Guard increase its post-accident drug and alcohol testing standards to the level of those required of merchant mariners.
 


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TruTouch Technologies announces next-generation alcohol intoxication detection system to counter $220 billion annual costs

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TruTouch Technologies, a pioneer in non-invasive workplace sobriety assurance systems, unveiled the latest technology to detect and deter alcohol abuse in the workplace.


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Colleges, communities can reduce alcohol-related harm to students

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Coordinated strategies that address alcohol availability, alcohol policy enforcement and drinking norms can help colleges and their communities protect students from the harms of high-risk drinking, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health.


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High school drivers are safer these days…

Except for that texting problem
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U.S. high school students have shown significant progress over the past two decades in improving many health-risk behaviors associated with the leading cause of death among youth—motor vehicle crashes—according to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families, and their communities.


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Who we are determines what we eat - in U.S., anyway

U.S. has five distinct eating patterns, researchers say
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Scientists say they have identified five eating patterns for U.S. adults that are strongly influenced by age, race, region, gender, income and education.


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How to stay healthy during the holidays

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Long to-do lists and stress can affect health (and weight gain) during the holiday season -- but following some simple recommendations can help people maintain their well-being, according to Dr. Scott Bautch, past president of the American Chiropractic Association's Council on Occupational Health.


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Drug & alcohol use falls when personal sense of purpose and meaning is strong

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University of Michigan researchers issued findings last week at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Washington on a complex issue: Purpose and meaning in life have been linked to higher levels of psychological well-being, yet the association between purpose and meaning and alcohol and other drug use (AOD) remains unexamined.


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