Month: July 2019

NTSB Recommendation on Lowering BAC

Will Lowering the Drinking-Driving Limit to .05% BAC Help? In February 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the .05 BAC Safety Briefing Facts.  For decades, safety organizations such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been advocating for the lowering of the legal drinking-driving limit to .05% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).  …

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Alcohol Addiction Prevention

What Works in the Prevention of Alcohol Addiction According to a recent publication by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) there are a number of targeted prevention approaches for alcohol addiction that work.  The idea is to target specific groups with appropriate messaging regarding the dangers of heavy drinking.  These include: Prevention …

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California Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Requirements

California, along with nearly every other state in the nation, has had to combat drunk driving.  Drunk driving fatalities are a reality in every corner of the country.  One effort to reduce drunk driving recidivism has been the requirement to install an ignition interlock device (IID) after a conviction for driving under the influence.  There …

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Alcohol and Anxiety

A Look at Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder Alcohol addiction and dependence is not always a singular issue for a person.  There may be underlying mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.  Unfortunately, heavy alcohol consumption or drug use can also trigger substance-induced disorders.  According to Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders there are …

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Alcohol Monitoring Options

Alcohol Testing Technologies for Monitoring and Maintaining Sobriety Committing to sobriety can be difficult.  It usually involves a complete change of lifestyle.  For some people, it takes being held accountable to their sobriety in order to make the life change.  There are options available for anyone who wishes to get help with alcohol addiction or …

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Alcohol and Cancer

Looking at the Link Between Alcohol Intake and Increased Cancer Risks According to the National Cancer Institute, there is consensus among researchers that alcohol consumption can increase the risk of a person getting cancer.  Heavy drinkers and binge drinkers are more susceptible than light drinkers who limit their consumption to one alcoholic drink per day.  …

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