Psychoactive Pharmacology: Digital Screening and Driving Risk – by Edeaghe Ehikhamenor & Hope Obianwu

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This incisive book offers an epidemiological study of road users’ consumption of psychoactive substances in Nigeria. It examines psychoactive drug screening and the use of driving simulators to evaluate skills impairment after drinking alcoholic beverages.

Portable electronic digital screening devices such as “Oral Screen,” along with other screening devices were used to establish the prevalence of substances of abuse among road users in some selected cities in Nigeria.

Blood, saliva, urine, and other biological fluids were screened. Skills impairment, characterized by unsafe driving actions based on the level of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), was evaluated using a driving simulator. The findings were validated by application of a Field Impairment Test (FIT) or modified clinical test of impairment.

The implication of the results on everyday highway utilization and the best approach for research into screening for psychoactive drugs are highlighted, along with several recommendations to enhance highway safety

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Keywords:- Psychoactive drugs, Driving Simulator, Safety, Traffic accident, Driving while impaired (DWI), Dug screening, Alcohol.

Genres:- Health & Wellness.

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