Category: Illicit drugs

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

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl ranks as the top substance involved in fatal overdoses and it is often mixed with cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. Continue reading

By   /  July 11, 2018

Cannabidiol and drug tests
With the rise in popularity of cannabidiol (CBD), we need to address the elephant in the room and answer the question “Will I pass a drug test if I use CBD?” Before we can do that, it is important to know what CBD is. Continue reading

By   /  June 19, 2018

America’s favorite illicit drug: marijuana
As marijuana use increases in our society, drug testing continues to be an important tool for employers to maintain a safe, drug-free workplace. Continue reading

By   /  July 7, 2017

Fighting opioid prescription addiction
See how the CDC along with federal and state governments are working to combat the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Continue reading

By   /  June 29, 2017

Fentanyl crisis continues
Fentanyl, a lethal opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, is compounding the ongoing prescription drug epidemic in the U.S. Continue reading

By   /  April 26, 2017