Study: Simultaneous Marijuana, Alcohol Use May Increase Drunk Driving Likelihood

HealthDay (4/15, Thompson) reports a new study published online in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research suggests that “drinkers who smoke marijuana as they imbibe are twice as likely to drive drunk compared with people who stick to alcohol alone.” The study of data on nearly 9,000 people also revealed that “these ‘simultaneous’ users are also three times more likely to face social troubles as a result of drinking and marijuana – drunken brawls, broken marriages, damaged relationships and ruined careers among them.”

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— “Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says,” Dennis Thompson, HealthDay, April 14, 2015.

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