Policies & Positions


Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

MADD acknowledges the problem of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID*) and its consequences. Driving under the influence of a drug that impairs one's ability to drive can result in needless traffic deaths and injuries.  MADD supports the enforcement, prosecution, and adjudication of DUID laws and a victim's right of recovery in crashes caused by drug-impaired drivers. MADD will continue to monitor research developments on the drug-impaired driving problem.

*DUID commonly refers to drugs other than alcohol.

Drug Recognition Expert Program

MADD supports more widespread training and certification of Drug Recognition Experts to better equip law enforcement agencies in the apprehension, identification and prosecution of alcohol and other drug-impaired drivers.

MADD does not take a position on the legalization of medicinal or recreational marijuana.