Category: Drugs & Alcohol

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.

Drugs & Alcohol

Benzodiazepines: the new drug crisis?

June 13, 2018 By

While our country faces the harsh realities of the opioid epidemic, benzodiazepines are also emerging as popular drugs of abuse. Bloomberg dubbed benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos,” as American’s next big drug problem

Drugs & Alcohol

Accept the challenge: Drug-free work week

October 13, 2017 By

Help spread the word and encourage your organization to participate in the National Drug-Free Work Week, October 16-21.

Drugs & Alcohol

10 facts about opioids

October 10, 2017 By

We compiled the most recent data and headlines about substance abuse, addiction, overdose deaths, and health consequences of America's opioid crisis.

Drugs & Alcohol

What was in that brownie?

September 12, 2017 By

Consumption of marijuana edibles is becoming more common in the growing number of states that have legalized the drug's use.

Illicit drugs

America’s favorite illicit drug: marijuana

July 7, 2017 By

As marijuana use increases in our society, drug testing continues to be an important tool for employers to maintain a safe, drug-free workplace.

Illicit drugs

Fighting opioid prescription addiction

June 29, 2017 By

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