What Is A ‘Sobriety Test’ Like?

Crossing the traffic lanes, not obeying traffic signs, and swerving in the road are some of the reasons you can get pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), according to the Your Erie website.

So what happens when the officer tells you to step behind your vehicle to perform a field sobriety test?

You’ll be asked to follow the tip of a pen with your eyes, put through a heel to toe walk, and then perform a balance test, such as standing on one foot.

You are also given a breathalyzer test to determine how much alcohol is in your system, writes Your Erie.

Police say their reasons for every one of these tests to insure you’re OK to continue driving, or to arrest you for drunk driving.

Police can also use these checks for drugs in your system.

Are Psychedelic Drugs Safer Than Alcohol?

According to new research published in the Journal Psychopharmacology, the use of psychedelic drugs does not increase a person’s risk of developing mental health problems, writes the publication PsyPost.

According to Norwegian clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen and neuroscientist Teri Suzanne Krebs, the findings show that most of the claims about the harms from psychedelic drugs like LSD, “magic” psilocybe mushrooms, and mescaline-containing cacti are unfounded.

“There is little evidence linking psychedelic use to lasting mental health problems,” according to the findings.

“In general, use of psychedelics does not appear to be particularly dangerous when compared to other activities considered to have acceptable safety,” the researchers wrote in the study.

“Concern about psychedelic use seems to have been based on media sensationalism, lack of information and cultural biases, rather than evidence-based harm assessments.”

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Hatfields, McCoys Make Moonshine Legally In West Virginia

After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce a legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state’s blessing, according to Salon website.  It is the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.

Production of “Drink of the Devil” has been in full swing at an alcohol distillery on original Hatfield land, bringing batches to the nation’s store shelves using the original recipe of family patriarch William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield.