Tag: drug use

Understanding drug use – the heroin connection
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. % Continue reading

By   /  October 23, 2018

Latest NSDUH findings
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. Continue reading

By   /  October 17, 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

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

Top 7 trends at SAPAA
SAPAA helps to drive process forward and keeps our industry educated and informed about drug testing. See this year's most popular topics. Continue reading

By   /  August 30, 2017

An exploration of addiction: The teen years
In this installment of our series, we examine how addiction can take hold when our brains are at their most vulnerable. Continue reading

By   /  May 5, 2017

Series: An exploration of addiction
In this new series, we will take a deeper dive into the science behind substance abuse disorders and addiction. Continue reading

By   /  March 21, 2017

Worldwide economic development and drug use
Socioeconomic status can influence how likely people around the world are to use drugs and alcohol. Continue reading

By   /  March 2, 2017

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

By   /  September 19, 2016

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Although we are conscious of the detrimental effects of drugs and alcohol, there is a need for more education to help prevent drug use and abuse. Continue reading

By   /  October 5, 2015