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Parenting Middle Schoolers in a Pandemic

Parenting Middle Schoolers in a Pandemic

Parenting Middle Schoolers in a Pandemic 60 Second Conversation Starters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQE4ghwu4UE Children are dealing with uncertainty over the pandemic and...
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Vaping, Alcohol Use and COVID-19

Vaping, Alcohol Use and COVID-19

Vaping, Alcohol Use and COVID-19 Health experts believe that those who smoke, vape or drink alcohol are at higher risk...
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What is 4-20 and 7-10?

What is "4-20" and "7-10"? Code Words Parents Should Know "4/20" is a day of marijuana celebrations around the world....
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Chief Trillhaase: Distracted & Drugged Driving

Chief Trillhaase: Distracted & Drugged Driving

I began my 35-year law enforcement career with the Seaside Heights, New Jersey Police Department. After a move to the...
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EVALI Update

EVALI Update

EVALI Update New information from CDC on EVALI (E-cigarette & Vaping Associated Lung Injury): 82% of cases involve vaping THC...
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TWO TRUTHS

TWO TRUTHS

TWO TRUTHS Even though marijuana shows up more and more online, in TV, movies & music, this is not real...
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Latest Study on Vaping

Latest Study on Vaping

Latest Study on Vaping Increased Risk of Chronic Lung Disease A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive...
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EVALI Update

EVALI Update

EVALI Update Every Thursday, the CDC publishes the latest numbers on the cases of EVALI (E-cigarette & Vaping Associated Lung...
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Marijuana Advertising

Marijuana Advertising

Marijuana Advertising Start the Dialogue with your Teen While the new marijuana law prohibits using the image of the marijuana...
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The Retail Marijuana Law

The Retail Marijuana Law

The Retail Marijuana Law Below are some details of the new marijuana law that you might not know - and...
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Community The Anti-Drug Coalition Youth Resources

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Underage Drinking and Drugged Driving—Zero Tolerance Law

If a driver under age 21, is stopped and issued a citation for a traffic violation, and found to have any trace of alcohol in their system while operating a motor vehicle, his or her driving privileges will be suspended. If the driver refuses to submit to testing, their driving privileges will be suspended.*

First offense—3 month suspension of driving privileges for a BAC of more than .00.

Second offense—1-year suspension of driving privileges for a BAC of more than .00.

In Illinois, any person under age 21 may be charged with a DUI: if he or she has a BAC of .08 or more; more than .05 with additional evidence of impairment; any illegal drugs in his or her system; or other indications of impaired driving.

First DUI conviction: Minimum 2-yr revocation of driving privileges

Second DUI conviction: Minimum 5-year revocation of driving privileges

Illinois law prohibits a person under age 21 from purchasing, accepting, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages. Infractions result in the suspension or revocation of driving privileges.

*It is at the discretion of the investigating officer and based on test results or a test refusal whether a traffic stop results in a Zero Tolerance or DUI charge or both.

Source: Illinois Liquor Control Commission (www.dontbesorry.org), and Illinois Secretary of State (www.cyberdriveillinois.com)