Users of a substance misuse service were asked to complete a questionnaire, detailing information about driving habits as well as attitudes about substance use and driving.
Of 120 subjects, 94 had ever driven, with only 36 currently driving. Fifty-six subjects had been charged with a driving offence but only 18 stated that they had been involved in an accident while intoxicated. The majority would not use drugs before driving and remain within a safe level of alcohol use. Most subjects stated that they were not informed of current legal issues concerning driving and substance use.
Users of a substance misuse service were reasonably responsible in their driving habits, however, it is still important for clinical staff working in such services to make their patients aware of the danger of driving under the influence of substances.
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