And the Future of Drug Testing Is…

By on Feb 20, 2015 in Drug Testing | 0 comments

When drug testing professionals speculate about the future of the industry, the talk tends towards topics like more reliable tests, more sensitive tests, tamper-proofing, keeping up with new designer drugs. But what if the industry were to go off in a whole new direction? The choice of which drugs to test for usually hinges on issues of addiction, physical harm, and...

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Drug Testing in the Workplace: Part One—How’s It Faring?

Drug Testing in the Workplace: Part One—How’s It Faring?

By on Feb 6, 2015 in Drug Testing, Drug/Alcohol Laws | 0 comments

Quest Diagnostic recently reported a dramatic three-decade drop in positive drug test results from American workers—from 13.6% in 1988 to 3.7% in 2013 for urinalysis tests! Caution is advised, however, to anyone who feels we are winning the war on drugs and we can let down our guard. What this really indicates is that workplace-based drug testing is highly effective...

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How Fair is Drug Testing for Welfare?

How Fair is Drug Testing for Welfare?

By on Jan 28, 2015 in Alcohol Testing, Drug Testing | 0 comments

A two-decade-old debate around drug testing of welfare recipients rages on. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently submitted a budget that included drug testing of all recipients of food stamp and unemployment benefits. He backed down on the food stamp portion, but is proceeding in other areas of welfare testing. Meanwhile, Maine is proceeding with the development...

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Marijuana Candy: That’s Not Just a Sugar Rush!

Marijuana Candy: That’s Not Just a Sugar Rush!

By on Jan 28, 2015 in Drug/Alcohol News | 0 comments

In a 2013 blog entry, we warned of the dangers to trick-or treating-kids on Halloween of candy laced with marijuana. Illicit street dealers were creating all kinds of candies that contained some form of cannabis, both for convenience, as a new and marketable product, and to help illegal users avoid detection. Flash forward to 2015. In the last year, the number of...

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New Dangers on the Synthetic Drug Front

By on Jun 30, 2014 in Drug Testing in the Home, Drug Testing in the Workplace, Drug/Alcohol Insight, Teenagers | 0 comments

  Dealers do their best to makes the product sound harmless: spice, K2, molly, bath salts, herbal incense, plant food. Some are even sold under the guise of legitimate products in head shops and gas stations and online. But they are all part of an escalating trend to produce and market synthetic drugs to a demanding marketplace. While lawmakers and law...

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Don’t Let Summer Be a Deadly Vacation for Your Teen

By on Jun 6, 2014 in Drug/Alcohol Insight | 0 comments

The National Safety Council warns us that from Memorial Day to Labor Day are the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. In 2012, nearly 1000 people were killed in crashes involving teens—more than half of them teens themselves. There are several reasons this is true—and all of them are amplified with drug and alcohol use. The sad fact is that car crashes are the...

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Celebrity Addictions with Drugs/Alcohol

By on May 15, 2014 in Drug/Alcohol Insight |

The media is plastered with celebrities and their new current drug addictions. It is seen in people that are known and loved, such as Johnny Depp in the case of alcohol and Marilyn Monroe’s barbiturate overdose. Adorable childhood stars crumble behind the television sets, such as Lindsey Lohan with her coke and alcohol addiction or Macaulay Culkin in the case of...

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Drug/Alcohol Insight | 0 comments

  Alcohol tends to start as a way to relax and unwind and for most people that same scenario is the norm and the habit does not become one that is life altering in any manner. That is not true, however, for those that have an addiction to alcohol. Once alcohol abuse begins, it starts a downward spiral where one suffers physical, emotional and financial costs...

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What you dont know about Designated Drivers

By on Jan 29, 2014 in Drug/Alcohol Insight, Drug/Alcohol Laws | 0 comments

Obviously having a few drinks and then driving home is not only a bad idea, but it is a dangerous one. More than likely, you hear at least once a week about an individual who has been killed as a result of a drunk driver. This is why many people choose a designated driver before they go out for a night of fun at the bar. What you may not know, however, is that many...

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