Simultaneous Use of Alcohol and Marijuana by Teens Greatly Increases Risk of Unsafe Driving
Use By Teens of Alcohol and Marijuana Together Greatly Increases Risk for Unsafe Driving
Medical News Today
April 30, 2014
According to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke marijuana may be at increased risk for unsafe driving. Researchers said the findings point to a need for education on the risks of "simultaneous use" of alcohol and marijuana. The study of U.S. high school seniors found that teens who had used both drugs in the past year had higher rates of traffic tickets/warnings and car accidents.
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