Category: Illicit drugs

Drug overdose deaths hit record high
The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history. Continue reading

By   /  January 18, 2019

How does the opioid crisis affect the workplace?
The opioid crisis can harm our workplaces as well as our families and communities. More than 2.1 million Americans struggle with an opioid use disorder. Continue reading

By   /  January 10, 2019

Top 10 U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest marijuana positivity
Quest data shows that the states with the highest marijuana positivity do not necessarily contain cities with the highest positivity. See the top 10 list. Continue reading

By   /  December 21, 2018

Colorado high: six years of recreational marijuana
After five years, researchers have compiled a substantial amount of data about the effects of recreational marijuana throughout Colorado. Continue reading

By   /  December 7, 2018

Why be weed-free?
Marijuana legislation is changing and more than ever before, people throughout the U.S. have more access. We explore why peple may consider being weed-free. Continue reading

By   /  November 29, 2018

Understanding drug use – the heroin connection
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that heroin use is a key part of a larger substance abuse problem, as nearly all heroin users take at least one other drug. % Continue reading

By   /  October 23, 2018

Marijuana edibles gain favor
Marijuana enthusiasts are moving away from smoking marijuana in favor of edibles. As marijuana products gain popularity, drug testing supports a drug-free workplace. Continue reading

By   /  August 23, 2018

Cannabis brief
Marijuana legislation in the United States is constantly changing. Understanding marijuana use statutes is important because its use, cultivation, and distribution can impact the general public, including the workforce. Continue reading

By   /  August 17, 2018

Bumps, bananas, and other drug slang
Do you know the latest drug slang? A new DEA Intelligence Report details the newest slang terms for commonly-abused drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. Continue reading

By   /  July 20, 2018

Common questions about marijuana
Our experts answer common questions about marijuana related to science, drug testing, policy, and the law. Download the latest marijuana infographic. Continue reading

By   /  July 12, 2018