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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Topic Summary

Sedatives, Driving and Implications for Youth (Topic Summary)


Summarizes the effects of sedatives on driving behaviour and the implications for youth. The report indicates that young drivers are at high risk of crash involvement and that sedatives can cause delayed reaction time and drowsiness while driving.

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