Street Drugs and Driving, What You Need to Know

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When:
March 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
2019-03-26T08:30:00-04:00
2019-03-26T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Town of Big Flats Community Center
476 Maple St
Big Flats, NY 14814
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Colleen Grebleski
607-737-2060

Street Drugs and Driving, What You Need to Know …

A comprehensive review of the latest information and trends regarding alcohol and drug abuse in the United States

Presented by LYNN RIEMER

The  NYS STOP-DWI  Foundation,  Inc., through funding from the  NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, is pleased to sponsor regional trainings to benefit local STOP-DWI efforts in New York State. This seminar is free of charge and designed to assist police, prosecution, education, prevention, probation and treatment professionals prevent impaired driving.

 

Street Drugs and Driving, What You Need to Know.  As legal marijuana spreads and  the opioid epidemic rages on, the number of drugged  drivers killed in car crashes is rising dramatically. Because of this, NHTSA is making the drug-impaired-driving problem a top national priority. Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, marijuana related traffic deaths increased  151%  while  all  Colorado  traffic  deaths  increased  35%. This workshop will  provide valuable training to  help  identify  legal  and  illicit substances of abuse, how they are used, the effect of illicit drugs on the user, traffic safety data, the connection between drugs and impaired driving, and provide an understanding of how drug use affects all of us.

 

Lynn  Riemer Founder and President of ACT on Drugs, Inc., a  Non-Profit organization,   provides  local,   regional  and   national   substance   abuse education for professionals about addictive and psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal, which are available in their community. Lynn is also an Adjunct Professor with the School of Nursing, University of Northern Colorado and served with DEA and on the Denver North Metro Drug Task Force.