Tag: alcohol

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.

By the Numbers

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications

October 3, 2017 By

52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests.

By the Numbers

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs

September 25, 2017 By

New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month.

An Exploration of Addiction

An exploration of addiction: The teen years

May 5, 2017 By

In this installment of our series, we examine how addiction can take hold when our brains are at their most vulnerable.

An Exploration of Addiction

Series: An exploration of addiction

March 21, 2017 By

In this new series, we will take a deeper dive into the science behind substance abuse disorders and addiction.

We're There

I’m There: Carolyn Loza

February 14, 2017 By

Quest Diagnostics shares a commitment to being there when our clients and colleagues need us – at every possible opportunity.


DUI rates in the U.S. hit new low

January 27, 2017 By

Federal data shows that the percentage of people driving under the influence of alcohol fell to a 13-year low in the United States.

Drug Testing

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free

October 26, 2016 By

Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk.


By the Numbers: 24/7 emergency collections

September 29, 2016 By

In this edition of "By the Numbers," we look at the numerical values that enable our 24/7 emergency collections to operate as efficiently as they do.


Drugged drivers pose a serious threat

June 20, 2016 By

Motorists now view drivers, who are under the influence of illicit drugs, as bigger threats than those driving under the influence of alcohol.