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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of Xanax on the DUI driver

    Alprazolam (Xanax) Alprazolam, also known under the trade name Xanax, is a short-acting drug of the benzodiazepine class used to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and anxiety associated with moderate depression. Dangers in the context of DUI would be side effects that inclu...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of Valium on the DUI driver

    Diazepam (Valium) Diazepam, a benzodiazepine, was approved for use in 1960 and in 1963 its improved version, valium, was released and became very popular helping its manufacturer, Roche, become a pharmaceutical industry giant. Valium is two and a half times more potent than its ...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effect of Sleeping Pills on the DUI driver

    Sedatives/Sleeping Pills Sedatives are substances that induce sedation by reducing "irritability or excitement." At higher doses the user may experience slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. All Sedatives can cause physiological and psyc...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of GHB on the DUI Driver

    Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) Hydroxybutyric acid, 4-hydroxybutanoic acid, GHB, but commonly known as "the date rape drug," is a naturally-occurring substance found in the central nervous system, wine, beef, small citrus fruits, and almost all animals in small amounts. Weil, Andre...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of LSD on the DUI driver

    Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) Lysergic acid diethylamide, otherwise known as LSD, LSD-25, or simply acid, is a semisynthetic psychedelic drug of the ergoline family. Its unusual psychological effects which include visuals of colored patterns behind the eyes in the mind, a sen...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of Ecstasy on the DUI driver

    MDMA (Ecstasy) MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine), or commonly known as "ecstasy" (or abbreviated E, X, or XTC), is a semisynthetic member of the amphetamine class of psychoactive drugs, a subclass of the phenethylamines. The effects after consuming Ecstacy include mild...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of Methanmpehtamine on the DUI driver

    Methanmpehtamine Methamphetamine, or simply "Meth," is a psychostimulant and sympathomimetic drug. It is a member of the family of phenylethylamines and is used for weight loss and to maintain alertness, focus, motivation, and mental clarity for extended periods of time, and also...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of Marijuana on the DUI driver

    Marijuana Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a psychoactive drug extracted from the plant "Cannabis sativa." The herbal form of the drug consists of dried mature flowers and subtending leaves of pistillate (female) plants and the major biologically active chemical compound i...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of Cocaine on the DUI driver

    Cocaine Cocaine (benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. Aggrawal, Anil. Narcotic Drugs. National Book Trust, India. (1995) The name, cocaine, comes from "coca" in addition to the alkaloid suffix "ine," formi...

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  • Drug DUIs: The effects of Hydrocodone on the DUI driver

    Hydrocodone Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring opiates codeine and thebaine. It is marketed, in its varying forms, under a number of trademarks, including Vicodin. Hydrocodone was first synthesized in Germany in 1920 and was app...

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