Impaired is Impaired. What is Drugged Driving?
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), defines the terms “drugged driving”, and “drug-impaired driving” as driving a motor vehicle while impaired by any type of drug or medication or combination of drugs, medication and alcohol. These include illegal substances, mind-altering prescription medications, and over-the-counter remedies and medications that affect an individual’s ability to drive safely.
Studies show that driving high nearly doubles the risk of an accident, and a recent study commissioned by DFK Canada found that nearly one third (32%) of teens feel driving high (after marijuana use) is not as risky as drunk driving, while one in four high school seniors say they have ridden in a car with a high driver.
Our latest campaign, “The Call That Comes After,” aims to drive home the dangers of high driving and being a passenger in a car with a driver who has used marijuana to parents and teens.
DFK has developed a modern tool of communications allowing parents an easy way to begin an important conversation with their kids about the dangers of driving high – even when it’s not easy. We urge parents to try it out.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or a combination of the two is very dangerous. The use of any psychoactive (mind-altering) drug makes it highly unsafe to drive a car and is illegal—just like driving after drinking alcohol.
High driving puts at risk not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road.
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Inaugural crowdfunding effort to launch November 10, 2017
OTTAWA, October 2017 – Camp Aftermath – a project of the Ottawa-based not-for-profit organization Aftermath Association – which seeks to help veterans and first-responders suffering from PTSD, will be launching its first crowdfunding effort in advance of Remembrance Day, on November 10th, 2017. Aftermath Association will also be hosting a launch party at Casey’s restaurant on Ogilvie Road in Ottawa to commemorate the campaign launch and to thank the Aftermath Association family for all their hard work in reaching this important milestone.
Camp Aftermath’s GoFundMe Campaign seeks to raise $10,000 to assist with sending the first rotation (#Roto0) of Camp Aftermath participants to Costa Rica in fall 2018 to engage in long-term management of PTSD through active philanthropy.
“I am thrilled to announce the first crowdfunding project for Camp Aftermath’s Roto0. We hope to raise $10,000, which will put us even closer to our goal of sending the first group of veterans and first-responders suffering from PTSD to Costa Rica next year.”
– Farid Yaghini, Founder and Chairman of the Aftermath Assoc.
Camp Aftermath, a new-initiative sanctuary in Costa Rica, will support all service people, including active armed forces members and veterans, police officers, paramedics, and members of the fire service, who suffer from PTSD or OSI. Organized as a 15-day retreat, Camp Aftermath seeks to eliminate mental anguish by introducing participants to a curriculum that focuses on volunteerism as a mechanism for self-healing. Participants will engage in charity work in Costa Rica while also receiving holistic treatments and taking part in calming activities (including yoga and working with nature) within a healing and safe environment.
To learn more about Camp Aftermath, please visit our website at campaftermath.org or follow Camp Aftermath on social media!