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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Robert West

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 1/34 (Substance Abuse); 15/142 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1360-0443

Associated Title(s): Addiction Biology

Driving Under the Influence

Impaired driving continues to be a major world health problem. In the U.S., where it accounts for an annual loss of 13,000 lives and a societal loss of $130 Billion, it has been a particularly frustrating issue because, following a steep decline in the percent of all fatal crashes that were alcohol related between 1982 and 1997, little progress has been made. The search for a better understanding of the problem and more effective countermeasures has continued and is reflected in this compilation of recent articles on the topic published in Addiction which illustrate the current trends in impaired driving research; the increased attention to the problem in developing nations, the rapid growth of new technological methods for monitoring alcohol use such as interlocks and biomarkers and the emergence of drugged driving as an important research and policy issue. These trends are leading to the reexamination of drink-driving laws and sanction programs in Europe and the United States.

Acute alcohol effects on impulsivity: Associations with drinking and driving behavior
Denis M. McCarthy, Maria E. Niculete, Hayley R. Treloar, David H. Morris, Bruce D. Bartholow
Addiction 2012

Prevalence of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Fatally Injured Drivers
Joanne E. Brady, Guohua Li
Addiction 2012

An increased risk of motor vehicle accidents after prescription of methadone
Jørgen G. Bramness, Svetlana Skurtveit, Jørg Mørland and Anders Engeland
Addiction 2012; 107: 967

Reducing the legal blood alcohol concentration limit for driving in developing countries: a time for change? Results and implications derived from a time–series analysis (2001–10) conducted in Brazil
Gabriel Andreuccetti, Heraclito B. Carvalho, Cheryl J. Cherpitel, Yu Ye, Julio C. Ponce, Tulio Kahn and Vilma Leyton
Addiction 2011; 106: 2124

Commentary on Andreuccetti et al. (2011): The gap between stricter blood alcohol concentration legislation and enforcement in Brazil
Addiction 2011; 106: 2132

The relationship between serious injury and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in fatal motor vehicle accidents: BAC = 0.01% is associated with significantly more dangerous accidents than BAC = 0.00%
David P. Phillips and Kimberly M. Brewer
Addiction 2011; 106: 1614

Socio-economic determinants of drugged driving – a register-based study
Karoliina Karjalainen, Tomi Lintonen, Antti Impinen, Pirjo Lillsunde, Pia Mkel, Ossi Rahkonen, Jari Haukka and Aini Ostamo
Addiction 2011; 106: 1448

Towards a national model for managing impaired driving offenders
Robert B. Voas, Robert L. DuPont, Stephen K. Talpins and Corinne L. Shea
Addiction 2011; 106: 1221

Commentary on Voas et al. (2011): Drug-free roadways – can we get there from here? Steps to reducing drugged driving in the United States
Addiction 2011; 106: 1228

The prevalence of alcohol use disorders among night-time weekend drivers
C. Debra Furr-Holden, Robert B. Voas, John Lacey, Eduardo Romano and Kristina Jones
Addiction 2011; 106: 1251

The acute effects of caffeinated versus non-caffeinated alcoholic beverage on driving performance and attention/reaction time
Jonathan Howland, Damaris J. Rohsenow, J. Todd Arnedt, Caleb A. Bliss, Sarah K. Hunt, Tamara Vehige Calise, Timothy Heeren, Michael Winter, Caroline Littlefield and Daniel J. Gottlieb
Addiction 2011; 106: 335

Anti-drink driving reform in Britain, c. 1920–80
Bill Luckin
Addiction 2010; 105: 1538

Requiring suspended drunk drivers to install alcohol interlocks to reinstate their licenses: effective?
Robert B. Voas, S. Scott Tippetts, Deborah Fisher and Milton Grosz
Addiction 2010; 105: 1422

Impairment due to cannabis and ethanol: clinical signs and additive effects
Jørgen G. Bramness, Hassan Zaré Khiabani and Jørg Mørland
Addiction 2010; 105: 1080

Is 24/7 sobriety a good goal for repeat driving under the influence (DUI) offenders?
Addiction 2010; 105: 575

Estimating driver risk using alcohol biomarkers, interlock blood alcohol concentration tests and psychometric assessments: initial descriptives
Paul Marques, Scott Tippetts, John Allen, Martin Javors, Christer Alling, Michel Yegles, Fritz Pragst and Friedrich Wurst
Addiction 2010; 105: 226

Failure to reduce drinking and driving in France: a 6-year prospective study in the GAZEL cohort
Aymery Constant, Sylviane Lafont, Mireille Chiron, Marie Zins, Emmanuel Lagarde and Antoine Messiah
Addiction 2010; 105: 57

Methadone and impairment in apprehended drivers
Jean-Paul Bernard, Jørg Mørland, Mette Krogh and Hassan Zaré Khiabani
Addiction 2009; 104: 457