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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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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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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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