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When implied consent intersects with driving privileges

Driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription medication and illicit drugs is a terrible idea. Not only can certain substances affect your ability to control your vehicle and avoid an automobile accident, but driving while impaired has some serious legal consequences

You may not realize, though, that you do not have to be guilty of a DWI to lose your driving privileges. On the contrary, if you violate the Granite State’s implied consent law, you may also face a driver’s license suspension. As such, before you climb behind the wheel after a night on the town, you should understand implied consent. 

Drug use, criminal behavior, prison or the alternative

Many addicts begin taking drugs at an early age simply because they are available. They can get them. Other people become addicted to the prescription doctors give them for a medical condition.

In the state of New Hampshire, chemical addiction is often intertwined with a criminal charge. In fact, there are three main types of criminal behavior associated with drug abuse.

Are the long-term effects worth the risk of a DWI arrest?

Perhaps as a college student you are back at school after spring break but still in a party mood.

On a Saturday night, you plan to drive home after having drinks with friends, but is this a good idea? You may not be thinking about the effects on your future if the police arrest you for DWI.

Traffic violation and impaired driving: The perfect DWI recipe

Most traffic infractions do not lead to criminal records, and many drivers in New England may not believe that a speeding ticket or other citation will cause any lasting problems. However, if a driver has consumed alcohol, the likely outcome is a DWI charge.

Consider all the plans you have before you drink and drive

No doubt you have set some goals for yourself: a college degree, a particular job, various career objectives. Perhaps you are engaged to be married, or maybe you already have a family.

Before you get behind the wheel of your car after enjoying a few drinks with friends, give some thought to the risks. If you are arrested on suspicion of DWI, your plans for the future might turn to dust.

Progress of the prescription drug monitoring program

The improper use of medication can lead to serious injury for the parties involved. Along with the physical ramifications, such actions may also lead to criminal charges depending upon the type of substance.

In an effort to reduce these dangerous instances, lawmakers have put certain programs in place. The Prescription Drug Monitoring program is one such plan, and has made some important progress over the years.

My teen is using pot. Should I worry?

As a loving parent, you worry all the time about your child’s performance in school, social activities and future as an adult. You have probably had numerous talks about the dangers of smoking cigarettes, drunk driving and using drugs. Even so, marijuana is considered a largely harmless drug by many residents of New Hampshire. How do you react if you find out your child has experimented with pot or gets stoned on a regular basis?

Depending on your own views about cannabis, your first reaction could either be grave concern or a dismissal of “it could be worse.” It may help to understand some of the recent research on cannabis use. The Washington Post reports that 60 percent of seniors in high school do not believe marijuana poses any danger. Additionally, pot use is becoming more prevalent among teenagers – today, marijuana is more popular among high schoolers than alcohol or cigarettes.

How to confront an adult child about heroin addiction

Parents need to play an active role in their children's lives, even into adulthood. There are numerous signs of a heroin addiction, including slowed breathing, extreme nausea, dry mouth and flushed skin. 

One of the hardest things for a parent to do is simply talking to a child about heroin addiction. Before a person can receive treatment for an addiction, someone needs to confront him or her about it. There are several ways to go about this delicately. 

How to tell if a teenager is using heroin

There is a drug epidemic in America. In fact, in a report published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2012, it was found that nearly 669,000 Americans used heroin within the last year. That is an unacceptably high number, and it does not seem as though it is going down anytime soon. 

Unfortunately, many people start using heroin when they are in their teens. A number of people in their late teens and early 20s start using heroin, and if something is not done immediately, then their lives are being put in danger. Parents who are concerned their high schoolers or college students are using should be aware of the following indicators. 

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