Through the magic of science, hard data and evidence-based treatment, we can make a significant dent in the war on drugs; however, without proper communication with the public, relevant scientific findings never surface.
Malibu, California (PRWEB) March 29, 2013
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, recognized by many as one of the top addiction treatment centers in California, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his team of addiction treatment experts from Malibu Horizon will be addressing the public about the need for awareness and caution regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of Marijuana. According to a recent study, Cannabis is second only to alcohol for causing impaired driving and motor vehicle accidents; Cannabis smokers had a 10-fold increase in car crash injuries compared with infrequent or nonusers after adjustment for blood alcohol concentration.
One of the world’s leading authorities on non 12 step rehab, Dr. Mohammad said, “Today’s strains of marijuana are up to 20 times more powerful than strains tested just a decade ago. That scientific data coupled with the fact that Marijuana users and the general public are not fully aware of the significant impairment caused by driving under the influence of Cannabis, compelled our team to make the recent Cannabis study a focal point for our approaching town hall.” Mohammad added, “With the proper public awareness and passion, we might be able to inspire new THC-related legislation that not only impacts the safety of drivers that operate vehicles under the influence, but also protects everyone they share the road with.”
Dr. Mohammad and his Malibu Horizon team will add the topic to their popular town hall events, which are designed to inform the community at-large about the options available to them when considering proper and effective treatment for drug and alcohol treatment. Mohammad added, “Through the magic of science, hard data and evidence-based treatment, we can make a significant dent in the war on drugs; however, without proper communication with the public, relevant scientific findings never surface. Our town halls are designed to bridge the gap between science and the public.”