If you are interested in an event or promotional activity that focuses primarily on drugged driving, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and others.
Drugged driving puts the driver, passengers, and others who share the road at risk. Use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs can make driving a car unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than 20 million people ages 16 and older drove after drinking alcohol. And nearly 13 million people drove after using illicit drugs1.
1 Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables. Rockville (MD): SAMHSA; 2019. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2018-nsduh-detailed-tables. Accessed December 31, 2019.
NOTE: All resources are from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and available online only unless otherwise indicated.
- Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (can be ordered)
- Drug Facts: Drugged Driving
- Mind Matters: Drugs and the Brain (can be ordered)
Research and Statistics
- Science Spotlight: Effects of marijuana – with and without alcohol – on driving performance
- Dr. Marilyn Huestis Q & A: Matching Drug Effects to Drug Concentrations
- National Survey on Drug Use and Health
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Teen Drivers: Get the Facts | Motor Vehicle Safety | CDC Injury Center
Driving Stimulator by Dr. Marilyn Huestis:
The Effects of Marijuana on Driving
Materials, including booklets and educational posters, can be ordered directly from the NIDA clearinghouse in advance of your NDAFW event. To ensure materials arrive in time, please order them no later than 2 weeks prior to your event or activity.
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