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Health Tip: Don't Drive After Drinking

Health Tip: Don't Drive After Drinking

09/01/10

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking and driving is not only against the law, but it's a major threat to your health -- and that of others on the road.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to avoid driving while impaired:

  • Before you take your first drink, assign someone to be the designated driver who doesn't drink alcohol at all.
  • Don't allow friends to get behind the wheel after they've been drinking; take away their keys, if necessary.
  • If you've been drinking, call a cab or find someone to come and pick you up.
  • When you're hosting a party and are serving alcohol, ensure that guests have a designated driver who doesn't drink.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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