Author: Pablo Bolanos

Under the influence: Methamphetamines
Methamphetamine use doesn't dominate headlines, however the drug has made a comeback in the United States and is the culprit of it's very own kind of epidemic. Learn more about the drug, it's effects on the body and what the latest data from Quest Diagnostics has to say about workplace positivity trends. Continue reading

By   /  May 31, 2018

Drug testing conferences and their purpose
Drug testing conferences have a purpose, to educate and align many in the industry to the most talked about topics of today. From the opioid crisis, to best practices with collection sites and professionals. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association's conference offers a broad variety of valuable insights. Continue reading

By   /  May 30, 2018

Federal drug testing forms are expiring and what you need to know
With the forthcoming expiration of federal drug testing forms, we encourage the use of electronic custody and control forms (eCCF) for both federal and non-federal drug testing. Continue reading

By   /  April 19, 2018

Quest brings drug test collections to retail locations
As a leader of diagnostic insights, Quest Diagnostics is bringing drug test collection sites to retail locations across the United States beginning with select Walmart and Safeway stores. Continue reading

By   /  April 10, 2018

Cocaine’s resurgence
Cocaine does not get as much attention in the U.S. as opioids. But a very real epidemic is taking place and it comes in the heels of record-breaking coca plantation production in Columbia. The perfect storm has created cocaine use like we have not seen in years in the U.S. Continue reading

By   /  March 27, 2018

Unearthing the roots of substance-abuse disorders
Our new white paper helps to demystify the complexities of addiction and examine the evolution of substance-abuse disorders over a lifetime. Get the facts and gain insights about how someone can struggle with addiction. Continue reading

By   /  March 20, 2018

I’m there: Jarod Rowland
Our employees pride themselves in being able to say - I'm there - for clients, the company, and each other. Jarod Rowland shares why it's important to him to create a promising work environment. Continue reading

By   /  March 13, 2018

Ask the experts: what is polydrug use?
Many people who suffer from substance use disorders abuse more than one drug. The term polydrug use is new, but references a long-standing problem with addiction. Once addicted to one substance, it is very likely users will turn to a cocktail of drugs to satisfy their needs. Continue reading

By   /  February 26, 2018

Doping at the Olympics
The olympics can bring national pride as well as embarassment and dissapointment when violations to anti-doping rules surface. Continue reading

By   /  February 22, 2018

U.S. Attorney General publishes memorandum on marijuana
On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a new memorandum for all U.S. Attorneys summarizing the immediate direction on federal marijuana enforcement policy. Continue reading

By   /  January 18, 2018