"Street Drugs and Driving, What You Need to Know" Niagara County

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, the connection between drugs and impaired driving, traffic safety data, indicators of various drug use, what drugs look like, how drugs are used, will create a better understanding of the effects illicit drug use has on users, and provides an understanding of how drug use affects all of us.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 28, 2019   8:30 a. - 3:00 pm (registration begins at 8 am)

WHERE:  Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY

Instructor:      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.

The NY State STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc., through funding from NHTSA and 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 is designed help police, prosecution, education, prevention, probation and treatment professionals to prevent impaired driving.