Tag: drug abuse

Drug Testing

International drugs—a series introduction

September 19, 2019 By

Drug use around the globe is increasing. We will take a deep dive into data from the World Drug Report in our new international drugs blog series.

By the Numbers

Too many lives lost to drug use

July 30, 2019 By

Every year, tens of thousands of lives are lost to drug overdoses. Drug abuse affects people from all socioeconomic groups, living across the U.S.

Drugs & Alcohol

Marijuana facts

January 23, 2019 By

National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Facts Week is a program to help educate our population most susceptible to developing drug and alcohol abuse disorders

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. %

Clinical testing

Clinical spotlight: Hepatitis C

October 19, 2017 By

Health officials estimate that one-time testing of all Baby Boomers could prevent more than 120,000 hepatitis C virus-related deaths.

News

Cincinnati: A 7-day look into heroin addiction

September 29, 2017 By

In Cincinnati, 60 journalists, photographers, and videographers sought out to document the life of those affected by heroin and opioids.

News

Recognizing 20 Years of International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2017 By

The International Overdose Awareness Day unites people worldwide who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses.

Hair testing

Hair testing helps to protect safety

August 29, 2017 By

In the interest of safety and public health, Brazilian lawmakers enacted a mandatory hair drug test for professional drivers. Read our new case study.

Drug Testing

Drug courts evolve to combat the opioids epidemic

July 26, 2017 By

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

News

2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 14, 2017 By

On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications.