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Not Just Alcohol: Other Types of Impaired Driving

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Imagine this: a friend invites you out to dinner, but it’s allergy season—and your medication starts making you drowsy as the meal winds down. Is it safe to drive home?

When a person hears the term “impaired driving,” alcohol may come to mind. However, there are many factors that affect driving ability, and getting educated helps us stay safe on the road.

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Alcohol and the Brain

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Many individuals associate alcohol with a “buzz”—the mood boost that many people experience. Although consumers may desire relaxation, a slower pace, and perhaps some silliness, these results aren’t simply positive side effects of drinking alcohol—they are evidence of a brain that is struggling to coordinate its regular functions.

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Underage Alcohol Use

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As children get older and more independent, they may experience the desire or peer pressure to try alcohol. Although alcohol is a legal and easily accessible substance, it can be very harmful, especially for young people.

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What is "Moderate" Drinking?

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Although alcohol is one of the most socially acceptable substances, drinking alcohol comes with many risks to both physical and mental health.

Any amount of alcohol increases the risk for health issues—but experts agree that if an individual chooses to drink, the least harmful path is to drink “moderately.”

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What is Naloxone? An Overview of a Life-Saving Overdose Reversal Drug

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Opioids are a class of drugs that can be plant based (like opium) or synthetic (such as heroin, OxyContin, morphine, fentanyl, and many others). These substances are highly addictive, and in recent years, overdoses have become prevalent.

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Alcohol & Impaired Driving: What to Know to Stay Safe

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Before you fire up that driving playlist, do you know how to protect yourself and others from impaired driving?

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Learn Safe Driving with Our Roadsters!

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LEAF is proud to offer a fun way to learn about safe driving!

Roadsters are a special vehicle we use in our Safe Driving workshops! We use these small one-seaters to provide hands-on training and spread awareness about impaired driving.

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Local Events with LEAF

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The Value of Workplace Well-Being

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Imagine this: it’s a Monday morning and you’re at your office. You’re a small business owner with a midsize (yet mighty) team—but a few of your employees are starting to worry you.

Your assistant seems to be scattered, unprepared, and chronically late on project deadlines. Another team member calls out again with little explanation.

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Workplace Well-Being Highlights from the Surgeon General

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Dr. Vivek Murthy is the current Surgeon General of the United States. In this role, Dr. Murthy provides Americans with current, scientifically proven information to maintain healthy lifestyles.

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