New Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana Use

Breathalyzers are devices originally developed to detect the concentration of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. Law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. commonly use these devices as part of procedures designed to identify people driving while intoxicated. In a study published in December 2013 in the journal Clinical Chemistry and reported in May 2014 by study…

Don’t Drink and Bike

The perils of drinking and driving have been drummed into our heads so often and for so long that no driver who slams into something or someone can claim ignorance. But the danger that comes with mixing alcohol with any kind of locomotion — including riding a bike — may come as a surprise to some. Although…

‘If I Drink…’ Simulated Drinking App Released by Addiction Treatment Magazine and Promises Behavioral Health

Promises Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Magazine release an interactive simulated drinking app “If I Drink…” which provides information and videos from a first-person point of view, highlighting the many ways in which alcohol impairs people’s ability to accurately walk the line or safely drive a car or ride a bike.