Figure 2.22 Figure 2.23 2.22.2 – Other Drugs Besides alcohol, other legal and illegal drugs are being used more often. Laws prohibit possession or use of many drugs while on duty. They prohibit being under the influence of any "controlled substance" amphetamines (including "pep pills" uppers and "bennies"), narcotics, or any other substance, which can make the driver unsafe. This could include a variety of prescription and over-the- counter drugs (cold medicines, which may make the driver drowsy or otherwise affect safe driving ability. However, possession and use of a drug given to a driver by a doctor is permitted if the doctor informs the driver that it will not affect safe driving ability.