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Be Drug Aware.

You never know how a drug will affect your driving. Don’t risk it.

Before you take drugs and drive, think about what you're really taking.

For all your moments ahead, please drive safely.

 

Too many plans. Too many dreams. Don't Drive High.

Marijuana is the illicit drug most frequently detected in crash victims. Here's why.

THC causes you to be impaired.

Cannabis doesn’t make you a better driver.

High drivers can’t stay in their lanes.

The risks go up with alcohol.

It’s illegal to drive high.

What you must know about prescription drugs.

If you’re taking a drug prescribed by your doctor, or an over the counter (OTC) medicine, it is okay to drive?

  • PLEASE USE CAUTION.

    Many drugs affect your ability to drive, even if they are legally obtained prescriptions or commonly used OTC drugs.

  • COMBINATIONS ARE RISKY.

    While some medications may not impair you on their own, they may if combined with another drug or alcohol.

  • COMMON REACTIONS.

    Medications often cause sleepiness, blurred vision, dizziness, slowed movement, fainting and inability to focus or pay attention.

  • BE AWARE.

    Even if your impairment is the result of a prescribed drug, an officer can still charge you with a DUI.

  • READ YOUR RX LABEL.

    That’s why it’s so important that you read your prescription labels and always follow the instructions.

What can you do if you need to drive?

When your medication is making your driving unsafe, but you still need to get work or run errands, here are some steps to take.

  • TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

    Create a list of all your prescriptions, OTC medicines and supplements, and talk to your doctor about the effects you’re experiencing.

  • ADJUST DOSING?

    Your doctor may be able to adjust the dose or the timing of your medicine to counter your effects.

  • CHANGE MEDICATION?

    Your physician may consider changing your medication to one that causes less symptoms.

  • CAN EXERCISE HELP?

    Or perhaps, your doctor may suggest an exercise or nutrition program that can lessen the need for the drug.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER.

    If unfortunately, none of these options are possible, do not drive. You’ll need to find an alternative to driving yourself.

Drug Scanner

Illicit drugs. Prescription drugs. OTC medicines. What do they all have in common? Side effects that can make us unsafe on the road. It’s important to know that no single drug affects everyone alike. Even the same person can have different reactions to a drug at different times.

Use our tool to see how different substances can affect you.

Amphetamines

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Betel Nut

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Caffeine

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Cocaine

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Ice

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Khat

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Synthetic cathinones

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Nicotine

Drug Category:

Stimulant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased confidence
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sexual arousal
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration

Alcohol

Drug Category:

Depressant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Nausea
  • Confidence
  • Vomiting
  • Dependence
  • Mood swings
  • Unconsciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

Benzodiazepines

Drug Category:

Depressant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Nausea
  • Confidence
  • Vomiting
  • Dependence
  • Mood swings
  • Unconsciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

GHB

Drug Category:

Depressant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Nausea
  • Confidence
  • Vomiting
  • Dependence
  • Mood swings
  • Unconsciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

Kava

Drug Category:

Depressant

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Nausea
  • Confidence
  • Vomiting
  • Dependence
  • Mood swings
  • Unconsciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

Buprenorphine

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Codeine

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Fentanyl

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Heroin

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Methadone

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Naltrexone

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Opium

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Oxycodone

Drug Category:

Opioid

General Effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation & wellbeing
  • Pain relief
  • Impaired concentration
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Sweating
  • Constipation
  • Heart & lung problems

Ayahuasca

Drug Category:

Psychedelic

General Effects:

  • Increased body temperature
  • Loss of coordination
  • Hallucinations
  • Distorted perceptions
  • Disorganized thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Panic
  • Euphoria

LSD

Drug Category:

Psychedelic

General Effects:

  • Increased body temperature
  • Loss of coordination
  • Hallucinations
  • Distorted perceptions
  • Disorganized thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Panic
  • Euphoria

NBOMes

Drug Category:

Psychedelic

General Effects:

  • Increased body temperature
  • Loss of coordination
  • Hallucinations
  • Distorted perceptions
  • Disorganized thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Panic
  • Euphoria

Psilocybin

Drug Category:

Psychedelic

General Effects:

  • Increased body temperature
  • Loss of coordination
  • Hallucinations
  • Distorted perceptions
  • Disorganized thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Panic
  • Euphoria

Synthetic cannabis

Drug Category:

Cannabinoid

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Dry mouth
  • Paranoia
  • Unmotivated
  • Excited
  • Loss of memory
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Relaxed
  • Calm

Medicinal cannabis

Drug Category:

Cannabinoid

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Dry mouth
  • Paranoia
  • Unmotivated
  • Excited
  • Loss of memory
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Relaxed
  • Calm

Cannabis

Drug Category:

Cannabinoid

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Dry mouth
  • Paranoia
  • Unmotivated
  • Excited
  • Loss of memory
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Relaxed
  • Calm

Butane hash oil

Drug Category:

Cannabinoid

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Dry mouth
  • Paranoia
  • Unmotivated
  • Excited
  • Loss of memory
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Relaxed
  • Calm

Nitrous oxide

Drug Category:

Dissociative

General Effects:

  • Hallucinations
  • Panic
  • Disconnected
  • Bladder damage
  • In a “hole”
  • Safe
  • Numb
  • Floaty
  • Euphoria

Ketamine

Drug Category:

Dissociative

General Effects:

  • Hallucinations
  • Panic
  • Disconnected
  • Bladder damage
  • In a “hole”
  • Safe
  • Numb
  • Floaty
  • Euphoria

Methoxetamine (MXE)

Drug Category:

Dissociative

General Effects:

  • Hallucinations
  • Panic
  • Disconnected
  • Bladder damage
  • In a “hole”
  • Safe
  • Numb
  • Floaty
  • Euphoria

PMA/PMMA

Drug Category:

Empathogen

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Sweaty
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sexual arousal
  • Connected
  • Understanding
  • Sense of belonging

Mephedrone

Drug Category:

Empathogen

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Sweaty
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sexual arousal
  • Connected
  • Understanding
  • Sense of belonging

MDMA

Drug Category:

Empathogen

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Sweaty
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sexual arousal
  • Connected
  • Understanding
  • Sense of belonging

Ethylone

Drug Category:

Empathogen

General Effects:

  • Anxious
  • Sweaty
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sexual arousal
  • Connected
  • Understanding
  • Sense of belonging

Enter your meds. View the results.

Roadwise Rx is a free, confidential tool developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety that you can use to explore how medications may affect your driving.

  • List all your medications and discover any interactions.
  • Learn about food interactions.
  • Get driver warnings for side effects that will impact your driving.
  • Learn general facts about the drug, from side effects to storage instructions and more.

Play it safe. Plan ahead.

If you’re using any drugs, including prescriptions and OTC medicines that may impair your driving, you can save lives by making smarter choices.

  • Designate a sober driver.
  • Call a cab or use a ride service.
  • Use public transportation.
  • If you’re hosting a party where drugs or alcohol will be present, make sure you take everyone’s car keys.
  • Always wear your seat belts.