MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Fentanyl mass overdoses are at an all-time high as dealers lace drugs with the highly-addictive opioid. Users have no idea they’re taking the deadly drug, and deaths from it are accelerating out of control. The Drug Enforcement Administration is sending out an urgent warning. “We are in a crisis right now. […]
Tag: Drugged Driving
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the only federal agency with a single mission dedicated to drug law enforcement. With unique operational and intelligence capabilities, DEA staff identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations, remove drugs and violent criminals from communities, and fight the diversion of illegal drugs. For more information, visit www.dea.gov. DEA’s […]
You’ve probably heard of a few good ways to say no to drugs at parties or social occasions. But how can you get away from constant, everyday pressure from your friends or schoolmates? Visit the Just Think Twice homepage here to learn more.
Facts About Counterfeit Pills Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public. Counterfeit pills are widely available, and DEA and its law enforcement partners are seizing deadly fake pills at record rates. Counterfeit pills are more lethal than ever before. The number of […]
This Halloween, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with local officials to help remind drivers: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. As marijuana laws change throughout the country, it’s important to remember that drug-impaired driving is illegal everywhere in America. If you plan to drive, refrain […]
The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences has compiled data surrounding toxicology statistics for the year 2020. Topics researched include top dugs in DUI arrests/crashes, opioid prevalence, and overdoses. Click here to see the statistics.
A Pilot Sentinel Surveillance System for Drug Use by Drivers in Crashes—Lessons Learned and Recommendations
Impaired driving continues to be a significant source of injury, death, and financial burden on society. Alcohol-impaired driving alone accounts for one-third of traffic deaths. Unlike alcohol, however, the prevalence of non-alcohol drugs among drivers remains relatively unknown. With the legalization of marijuana, emergence of the opioid epidemic, and results from National Roadside Surveys, it […]
It is Week 43 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes is similar to pre-COVID-19 levels. The total number of speed-related crashes increased over the four-week period. View Graph This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking advantage […]
Marijuana use impairs cognitive abilities necessary for safe driving, including reaction time, road lane–tracking ability, and attention maintenance. In 2018, 45.3% of US residents aged 12 years or older reported having used marijuana in their lifetime; 10.1% were recent users.1 Although US high school seniors reporting driving after using marijuana (DAUM) decreased slightly from 14.6% in […]
It is Week 39 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 80% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The total number of speed-related crashes decreased over the four-week period. View Graph This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their […]