Tag: drug use

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. %


Latest NSDUH findings

October 17, 2018 By

One in nine individuals aged 12 or older in the United States used an illicit drug in the past month, according to the latest data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.


Top 7 trends at SAPAA

August 30, 2017 By

SAPAA helps to drive process forward and keeps our industry educated and informed about drug testing. See this year's most popular topics.


Drug positivity rises in the railroad industry

September 19, 2016 By

As drug use by U.S. workers rises, evidence shows a similar pattern in the railroad industry which includes engineers, train crew and dispatchers.


Science and cyborgs with Dr. Barry Sample

April 24, 2015 By

Dr. Barry Sample answers questions from New York City elementary students about the impacts of drug use.


Report examines marijuana’s impact in Colorado and Washington

January 7, 2015 By

A new report from Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) analyzes marijuana use and its consequences in the states where it is legal.


Webinar insights: Tracking the trends

October 10, 2014 By

Dr. Barry Sample, Director of Science and Technology, reviewed key data and insights from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.


National survey shows a rise in illicit drug use

September 26, 2011 By

The use of illicit drugs among Americans increased between 2008 and 2010 according to a national survey conducted by SAMHSA.


Drug Testing Index in the media

November 11, 2010 By

A number of media outlets have published content relating to this release.


Cocaine found on 95% of banknotes

September 18, 2009 By

ACS have found traces of cocaine in 95% of banknotes collected in Washington, and 90% from large cities such as Baltimore, Boston and Detroit.