In Helsingin Sanomat's news, such people are called ticking time bombs.

- It is not uncommon for a patient to have advanced alcohol dependence and to go to the emergency room due to serious complications of alcohol dependence, such as convulsions, but no one has ever interfered with driving health, says drug addict Margareeta Häkkinen at HS.

Doctors have the option of imposing an oral driving ban when they find that a patient has advanced alcohol dependence.

According to Häkkinen, doctors are cautious in this regard.

Doctor's medical documentation and narrative marked by the patient oral disqualified from driving is always temporary, no more than six months in length.

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If a doctor considers that there is a permanent change in driving health lasting more than six months, the Driving License Act requires him to report the matter to the police.