Category: Drugs & Alcohol

Alcohol testing
With the holiday season, parties and New Year's Eve shortly upon us, it seems an appropriate time to examine the topic of alcohol testing. Continue reading

By   /  December 19, 2010

DEA moves to emergency control synthetic marijuana
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using its emergency scheduling authority to temporarily control five chemicals. Continue reading

By   /  November 30, 2010

Missouri governor signs K2 bill
Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will sign a bill making K2 a controlled substance, with possession punishable by incarceration or fines. Continue reading

By   /  July 6, 2010

Extended date for use of new alcohol testing form
The Department of Transportation published a Final Rule extending the date for mandatory use of the recently updated Alcohol Testing Form (ATF). Continue reading

By   /  July 2, 2010

Herbal incense: K2, spice and synthetic marijuana
“Herbal incense” has gained increasing media attention of late, as an alternative or “legal high.” Continue reading

By   /  June 15, 2010

Methamphetamine – Are you testing for it?
Methamphetamine, a derivative of amphetamine, is a powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Continue reading

By   /  March 31, 2010

Alcohol testing specimens
In workplace drug testing programs, testing for alcohol may be accomplished using a variety of specimen types - urine, saliva, blood and breath. Continue reading

By   /  March 17, 2010

Cocaine found on 95% of banknotes
ACS have found traces of cocaine in 95% of banknotes collected in Washington, and 90% from large cities such as Baltimore, Boston and Detroit. Continue reading

By   /  September 18, 2009

Baby boomers and illicit drug use
Many American baby boomers are continuing to use illicit drugs as they grow older, causing the rate of illicit drug use to go up. Continue reading

By   /  September 8, 2009

Aiming for drug-free workplaces
Whether it is pre-employment testing or a random test, keeping drug users out of your workforce makes sense for many reasons. Continue reading

By   /  April 28, 2008