This week, Monday, January 22nd, through Sunday, January 28th, is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. While the media is full of gloomy and disturbing reports about the use of heroin and opioids having reached epidemic proportions, there is some good news.
In the United States, the blood-alcohol limit may be 0.08 percent, but no amount of alcohol seems to be safe for driving, according to a University of California, San Diego study.
Prescription medications can be effective when they are used properly, but some can be addictive and dangerous when misused. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 14 of the 20 most abused mood-altering substances in the U.S. are prescription drugs.