ILLICIT DRUGS TAKE STILL ANOTHER TOLL - DEATH OR INJURY FROM VEHICLE-ASSOCIATED TRAUMA

Among the casualties of drug abuse are the dead and injured from vehicular accidents associated with the use of illicit drugs. While studies show that alcohol plays a significant causal role in at least 60% highway accidents, there are few data to show how much the use of marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, and other illicit drugs adds to the toll. Experts are now beginning to study the nature and extent of the problem by examining data from the nation's emergency departments and shock trauma centers.

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    American Medical Association

    535 North Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Publication Date: 1990-6-20

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  • Accession Number: 00497025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM