Category: Drugs & Alcohol


Chemicals used in spice/k2 type products now under federal regulation

March 8, 2011

Today, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control five chemicals used to make K2 and spice.


Alcohol testing

December 19, 2010

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.


DEA moves to emergency control synthetic marijuana

November 30, 2010

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


Missouri governor signs K2 bill

July 6, 2010

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


Extended date for use of new alcohol testing form

July 2, 2010

The Department of Transportation published a Final Rule extending the date for mandatory use of the recently updated Alcohol Testing Form (ATF).

Synthetic drugs

Herbal incense: K2, spice and synthetic marijuana

June 15, 2010

“Herbal incense” has gained increasing media attention of late, as an alternative or “legal high.”

Illicit drugs

Methamphetamine – Are you testing for it?

March 31, 2010

Methamphetamine, a derivative of amphetamine, is a powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system.


Alcohol testing specimens

March 17, 2010

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


Cocaine found on 95% of banknotes

September 18, 2009

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


Baby boomers and illicit drug use

September 8, 2009

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