Category: Drugs & Alcohol

Illicit drugs

Understanding drug use – the heroin connection

October 23, 2018 By

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. %

Synthetic drugs

K2 explosion: What happened in Connecticut?

September 6, 2018 By

K2 is not a safe alternative to marijuana. On the contrary, its dangerous chemicals are mostly unknown and carry a high risk of drug overdose.

Drugs & Alcohol

Painkiller use around the world

August 31, 2018 By

Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day we take a look at American opioid use compared to the broader global landscape. The results inform why the epidemic is not slowing down.

Illicit drugs

Marijuana edibles gain favor

August 23, 2018 By

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

Drugs & Alcohol

Cannabis brief

August 17, 2018 By

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.

Illicit drugs

Bumps, bananas, and other drug slang

July 20, 2018 By

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.

Marijuana

Common questions about marijuana

July 12, 2018 By

Our experts answer common questions about marijuana related to science, drug testing, workplace policies, and state marijuana laws.

Illicit drugs

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses

July 11, 2018 By

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

Drugs & Alcohol

Is marijuana addictive?

July 9, 2018 By

Marijuana legislation, coupled with changing pulic opinions, have created a gap in viable information about the drug's addictive properties.

Alcohol

America’s top beer-drinking holiday

July 3, 2018 By

July 4th is a day we celebrate our nations independence. Americans spent more than $1 billion on beer and an estimated $568 million in wine in 2016.