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In early September The Walsh Group hosted a 4-day meeting of experts in "Drugged Driving" research.  The international experts in attendance represented nine countries and three continents.  The meeting, held at the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France, was co-sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, The European Commission, The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, and the French Society of Analytical Toxicologists.  The goal of the meeting was to develop a set of standards for "Drugged Driving" research designed to ensure the comparability of data from country to country.  The product from the Talloires meeting is a draft "standards" document integrating the discussions and recommendations posed throughoutthe proceedings.  It is anticipated that the draft document will be posted on The Walsh Group, ICADTS and TIAFT websites sometime in January 2007 where comments will be solicited from the greater drug-impaired driving research community.  A final version of the Standards Document should be available for distribution at the joint TIAFT/ICADTS meeting in August 2007 in Seattle.  


News & publications - recent news

Bethesda, MD. – The Walsh Group was awarded a new contract by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to research the numbers of drivers arrested, prosecuted, and convicted for driving under the influence of drugs throughout the United States...


washingtonian 11/10/04
How Teens are Getting High
It's no longer just the Potheads and the Stoners. Now it's the Honors students and the Athletes who are Getting High... I t was past midnight when Keith pulled into Sam’s driveway in Bethesda and turned off the engine...

Eighteen years ago, Larry B. was newly sober when he got up at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and said he was troubled by the 12-step program's emphasis on God...


usa today 10/22/04
Growing Danger: Drugged Driving

Ohio Highway Patrol Trooper Leonard Gray had stopped to direct traffic around a jackknifed truck in December 2002 when a car, traveling about 50 mph, hit him. Gray, 53, was flipped into the air, his head crashed into the car's windshield and he landed — unconscious, with his legs broken and head bloodied — on the pavement...

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