Psychoactive Pharmacology

Psychoactive Pharmacology

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This incisive book offers an epidemiological study of road usersa€™ 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 a€œOral Screen, a€ 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.The Road Traffic Act, Federal Highway Act, and the Federal Road Safety Commission Decree are legislations that presently apply to federal highways ( Highway Code, 1997). Each state in Nigeria has its own laws applicable to public roadsanbsp;...

Title:Psychoactive Pharmacology
Author:Edeaghe Ehikhamenor, Hope Obianwu
Publisher:Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency - 2015-05-14


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