Office of National Drug Control Policy

ONDCP Excel Sixteenth Row

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Enhance Prevention of Drugged Driving by Educating Communities and Professionals
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There has been insufficient effort to educate all relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, parents, schools, faith communities, community coalitions, and medical professionals, about the serious threat posed by drugged driving.

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ONDCP will provide educational materials on drugged driving in as many venues as possible, as this information can be of value to a broad range of individuals. Doctors can help by learning to recognize patients with substance use problems. Parents can help by talking to their children about alcohol and drugs and the dangers of driving after drinking alcohol or using drugs. Communities can reinforce the message that there are serious consequences associated with abusing alcohol or drugs. Individuals who use drugs can seek help and make the choice to live a drug-free life. ONDCP will work with stakeholders to launch a national initiative to greatly expand our efforts to reduce drugged driving.

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