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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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Drug Abuse Rise During New Year’s Eve

By on Dec 31, 2013 in Drug/Alcohol Insight, Drug/Alcohol News | 0 comments

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party holidays of the year. New Year’s Eve is celebrated in numerous countries around the world, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to Sydney, Australia. It’s a time of celebration and usually includes generous libations of alcohol and even drugs. New Year’s Eve is one big party and many recovering alcoholics may...

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The World of Drug Trafficking

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Drug/Alcohol Insight | 0 comments

  According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), drug trafficking is a global illicit industry that includes cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of prohibited substances. Drug trafficking occurs throughout the world with some illicit drugs originating in foreign countries and then travelling throughout the world to other...

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