Category: Drugs & Alcohol

Illicit drugs

How does the opioid crisis affect the workplace?

January 10, 2019 By

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.

Drugs & Alcohol

Top 10 U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest marijuana positivity

December 21, 2018 By

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.

Illicit drugs

Colorado high: six years of recreational marijuana

December 7, 2018 By

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

Illicit drugs

Why be weed-free?

November 29, 2018 By

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.

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.