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Doctor insights on: Driving Under The Influence

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What are the effects of driving under the influence with your kids?

What are the effects of driving under the influence with your kids?

Terrifying the: Children, death, dismemberment, killing someone else, teaching children dangerous behaviors. Nothing good comes out of this. ...Read more

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What's the most convincing thing to say, trying to stop someone from driving under the influence?

Take their keys away: When trying to keep someone from driving under the influence, you are reasoning with someone who has impaired reasoning. If they cannot be reasoned with action may be necessary. ...Read more

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What are main dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol?

What are main dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol?

Inattention: Loss of coordination, mva and death/death of someone else. Just don't do it! ...Read more

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Any hope trying to stop someone from driving under the influence?

Take their: Keys! Do what ever it takes to keep them from driving. ...Read more

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Driving under the influence of alcohol suicidal?

Driving under the influence of alcohol suicidal?

In some: Instances. But it is always reckless and shows poor judgement! ...Read more

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Why can driving under the influence of a psychoactive drug contribute to an accident?

Why can driving under the influence of a psychoactive drug contribute to an accident?

Intoxication: Any psychoactive drug can impair ones ability to perform even the most menial and familiar tasks. Some drug effects are more obvious than others (alcohol, for instance) while others may have more subtle effects. If a psychoactive drug is prescribed (a pain killer for instance) a warning will appear on the label. ...Read more

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Can you be arrested for driving under the influence of wellbutrin (bupropion) or other psychiatric meds?

Can you be arrested for driving under the influence of wellbutrin (bupropion) or other psychiatric meds?

Maybe: Different states have different laws. Most states have laws against impaired driving. Some states include prescribed medications as well. ...Read more

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I'm on felony dwi probation. Took drug and alcohol urine test last month, they said I failed for alcohol. I 100% didn't drink! Now I'm probably going to be revoked and go to jail. What can I do about this? There is no way I should have failed it. How accurate a

Depends on test: If the test they did was a urine ethyl glucuronide (etg) or ethyl sulfide (es), the federal government (samhsa) has said this particular test is too sensitive to things like breathing in the fumes of skin sanitizers like purell or alcohol in mouthwashes. They state that it should not be used for forensic (legal) purposes. If you don't have a lawyer, get one. ...Read more

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If you have drugs metobolizing in your system would it be in the blood or urine last I had a zanax in my system got charged with dwi my blood came back neg so could my urine still be dirty?

If you have drugs metobolizing in your system would it be in the blood or urine last I had a zanax in my system got charged with dwi my blood came back neg so could my urine still be dirty?

Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) will be detectable in a urinalysis test for up to 3 days.
A urinalysis test result can be extremely variable based on a persons weight, body mass index, fluid intake and amount of exercise one does.
Also, if you have a prescription for xanax (alprazolam) is will be important to bring this information forward during your case. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How it's like driving with night glares?

How it's like driving with night glares?

Uncomfortable: Night glare from a number of different conditions inside the eye can cause difficulty with vision making driving uncomfortable. Check with your ophthalmologist to find out the cause of the glare and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What is the driving force behind drug use?

What is the driving force behind drug use?

Money, addiction: Our biology makes us want to crave certain drugs which enhance experience, diminish stress or simply blot out our troubles. Suppliers of drugs take advantage of these needs by selling drugs, getting people 'hooked', and controlling this market. Drug use would diminish substantially if there were no profit. ...Read more

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What would cause blacking out during driving?

What would cause blacking out during driving?

Many things: Some are potentially very bad. Someone with unexplained passing out should not drive until they see their doctor, and that should happen very soon. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to black while driving?

What can cause someone to black while driving?

Blacking out: Blacking out while driving can occur for many different medical problems. This can pose a public safety concern! Please be evaluated by your physician if you feel that you may be experiencing black outs during driving. ...Read more

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How do I keep loud noises from driving me crazy?

How do I keep loud noises from driving me crazy?

Headphones: During the noises, you could wear noise cancelling headphones like hunters wear when shooting guns, where all you hear is silence, which are often found in sporting goods shops. Also go to your primary doctor you may have anxiety. ...Read more

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What should I do if I'm driving and reach a flooded area?

What should I do if I'm driving and reach a flooded area?

Turn around: If you encounter a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road with water rising rapidly around you, get out of the car and move to higher ground as soon as possible. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of rapidly moving water. ...Read more

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How should we decide when driving should no longer be allowed?

How should we decide when driving should no longer be allowed?

RETest: If you are suspicious that driving might be dangerous; an anonymous report to the dmv would result in retesting for vision and driving skills. Sometimes they are able to show that driving is still possible if limited to daytime driving or under special circumstances. This can get you as a family member out of the position of being the "bad guy" and provides an objective evaulation of them. ...Read more

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Is there a safe time of the day to give your son driving lessons?

Is there a safe time of the day to give your son driving lessons?

Location > important: Considering variables like rural vs urban & access; I consider location more important than time of day for initial lessons. Once you get a handle on basic skills in an empty parking lot, consider avoiding the known danger periods. Night is off limits for 6 mo, busy times (6-9am& 4-6pm) & dusk all see higher crash frequency. ...Read more

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I have difficulties driving at night, what could it be, what to do?

I have difficulties driving at night, what could it be, what to do?

Get checked: You need to be screened for night blindness. There actually is vitamin A deficiency around, and several retinal diseases can show up this way. Often people with night blindness don't realize they have it. There may also be a sensory processing problem. Please stay safe. ...Read more

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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass a driving test?

What is the worst vision you can have and still pass a driving test?

Check your state: "visual acuity screening standard is 20/40 or better with both eyes together, no worse than 20/70 in the poorer eye. Drivers who fail the vision screening are referred to a vision specialist.
Drivers with visual acuity of 20/200 or worse may not be licensed to drive. Drivers may use bioptic telescopes for driving, but may not use them to meet the vision standard". ...Read more

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What should I do if I choke on something while driving? Hypothetically

Pull off the: Road. Use the steering wheel to give yourself a modified Heimlich maneuver if needed. Press 911 on your cell phone if you continue to choke. ...Read more

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What is the worst vision you can have and still pass your driving test?

What is the worst vision you can have and still pass your driving test?

Varies by State: Most states set a limit of 20/40 in the best eye for their limit. There is some variation by each state. Check with your department of motor vehicles for the rules in your state. ...Read more

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Sister constantly criticizes me, its driving me insane I don't know what to do. Please help?

Sister constantly criticizes me, its driving me insane I don't know what to do. Please help?

Time to go?: Criticism erodes love and the target's ability to function effectively. If your account is accurate, some people who try to be "helpful" never catch on that relationships are more important than being right. I trust you've talked to her and she will not alter her behavior. If you're here, you're an adult and should be able to leave this dysfunction. "that's her problem.". ...Read more

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My uncle driving off when he gets to town he can't tell you where he is he does every other month?

My uncle driving off when he gets to town he can't tell you where he is he does every other month?

You uncle has signs: Of dementia and he needs to be evaluated and treated by a neurologist. His driver's. License needs to be suspended for now for his own protection and that of others. I wish you well! ...Read more

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I had an episode of syncope while driving. Am I more likely to suffer this again having already had an episode of it?

It depends: The answer to this depends on the reason for the syncope, and whether it's been addressed & treated or not. Syncope can come from many sources -- drug effects, blood pressure problems, blood sugar problems, heart rhythm disturbances, etc. You really need to work with your own doctor about this -- could be fatal for you, your passengers, and other drivers if you don't. ...Read more

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When driving at night I feel that I'm not seeing everythin clearly and other cars' headlights bothers me alot, is this normal?

When driving at night I feel that I'm not seeing everythin clearly and other cars' headlights bothers me alot, is this normal?

Light: Colored eyes allow a bit more light into your retina. As you drive, look to the lane line on your right to keep you in lane when approximating the other vehicle. Special night driving lenses should help. Have your eyes checked anyhow. ...Read more