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Webinar: Understanding Polydrug Use and Its Role in Drug-Impaired Driving

posted Jun 17, 2019, 7:30 AM by Angela Eichelberger
TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 1, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that examines the role polydrug use – the concurrent use of multiple drugs – may play in drug-impaired driving. Polydrug use includes illicit drug use, the intentional misuse of prescription drugs, or the concurrent use of multiple drugs for therapeutic use. More research into how different drug combinations affect driving is currently underway.

This webinar will discuss recent findings on polydrug use in the general population and among drivers arrested for driving under the influence. The presenters will discuss steps law enforcement is taking to identify polydrug use through the drug evaluation and classification program. They will also describe developments in roadside oral fluid testing that may allow for early detection of drug-impaired driving.

Webinar Presenters: 
  • Ron Flegel, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jennifer Harmon, Orange County Crime Lab
  • Chuck Hayes, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Moderated by: Jana Price, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

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