Tag: addiction

Our littlest addicts
Our country struggles with an opioid crisis and, unfortunately, adults are not the only ones impacted. According to Reuters Investigates, a baby is born dependent on opioids every 19 minutes and the number of children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is rising. Continue reading

By   /  March 29, 2018

Cocaine’s resurgence
Cocaine does not get as much attention in the U.S. as opioids. But a very real epidemic is taking place and it comes in the heels of record-breaking coca plantation production in Columbia. The perfect storm has created cocaine use like we have not seen in years in the U.S. Continue reading

By   /  March 27, 2018

Unearthing the roots of substance-abuse disorders
Our new white paper helps to demystify the complexities of addiction and examine the evolution of substance-abuse disorders over a lifetime. Get the facts and gain insights about how someone can struggle with addiction. Continue reading

By   /  March 20, 2018

Ask the experts: what is polydrug use?
Many people who suffer from substance use disorders abuse more than one drug. The term polydrug use is new, but references a long-standing problem with addiction. Once addicted to one substance, it is very likely users will turn to a cocktail of drugs to satisfy their needs. Continue reading

By   /  February 26, 2018

Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily
More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 according to the Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC. That equates to a startling 174 lives lost every day to overdose. Continue reading

By   /  January 29, 2018

Veterans, PTSD, and substance use disorders
Many veterans struggle with mental health issues as well as substance use disorders. Lean more about what resources exist to help increase awareness. Continue reading

By   /  November 10, 2017

Addiction recovery: A celebration of life
National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and celebrate individuals in recovery. Continue reading

By   /  September 6, 2017

I’m There: Joshua Weaver
Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions shares a commitment to being there when our clients and colleagues need us – at every possible opportunity. Continue reading

By   /  August 14, 2017

An exploration of addiction: Trauma and adult substance abuse
Substance use disorders are complex and sometimes trauma can push someone across the very thin line between a casual drug habit and addiction. Continue reading

By   /  August 7, 2017

Drug courts evolve to combat the opioids epidemic
Buffalo, New York, formed the nation’s first opioids crisis intervention court on May 1, 2017, in response to the current opioid epidemic. Continue reading

By   /  July 26, 2017