Tag: CDC

Drugs & Alcohol

Opioid crisis persists during pandemic

June 30, 2020 By

The disruption of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus extends to all areas of life – including the opioid epidemic. Stress during an outbreak can include increased drug and alcohol use and impacts for those struggling with substance use disorders and addiction.

Oral Fluid testing

Ask the experts: Is an oral fluid drug test safe?

June 9, 2020 By

During the novel coronavirus health crisis, many employers ask is if an oral fluid drug test is safe in the current circumstances. Under rigorous safety procedures, drug testing continues across the country.

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COVID-19 & workplace drug testing

March 17, 2020 By

In the case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Quest has taken several measures to bolster our preparedness.

Illicit drugs

Data shows rising methamphetamine use

February 18, 2020 By

Methamphetamine is more dangerous than ever. Data from the CDC shows an alarming uptick of overdose deaths associated with meth use.

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Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily

January 29, 2018 By

More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC.

Alcohol

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.

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CDC proposes limitation on prescription opiates

March 16, 2016 By

The CDC has proposed new prescribing guidelines for doctors, urging them to try other pain relief methods before opting for opioids.

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White House addresses opioid abuse epidemic

February 29, 2016 By

President Obama announced his proposal to invest $1 billion in new mandatory funding to expand access to treatment for prescription drug abuse.

Alcohol

Startling statistics regarding drunk driving

December 10, 2015 By

A report from the CDC reveals that 4.2 million adults age 18 and older admit to driving while impaired within the past 30 days.

Alcohol

Curbing drunk driving

August 31, 2015 By

Data from a CDC study revealed that the demographic for drunk drivers is young males with a history of binge drinking.