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CDC Report: Fewer Drunk Youth and Young Adults on Our Roads

image Youth and young adult driving under the influence of any psychoactive substance is an important public health problem that needs the attention of parents, public health officials, law enforcement, and federal and state officials. Which is why a release of findings but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are important. The CDC...
image Youth and young adult driving under the influence of any psychoactive substance is an important public health problem that needs the attention of parents, public health officials, law enforcement, and federal and state officials. Which is why a release of findings but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are important. The CDC released data showing that America's teenagers and young adults are much less likely to drive drunk than they used to be -- but the rate of driving while stoned has been slower to improve. The report indicates that between 2002 and 2014, "the prevalence of driving under the influence of alcohol alone and alcohol and marijuana combined significantly declined among persons aged 16–20 years and 21–25 years," the CDC concluded. Among 16- to 20-year-olds, the drunk driving rate fell 59 percent.Among the 21 to 25 set, the rate fell by 38 percent. The report notes that motor...

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