Tag: National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Drug Testing

Does workforce drug testing work?

May 19, 2020 By

There is a wealth of research that shows that workforce drug testing can help to foster a healthy, safe, drug-free environment.

By the Numbers

National Survey paints an optimistic picture

October 24, 2019 By

The newest National Survey on Drug Use and Health report seems more hopeful than the last with fewer people using many forms of both prescription and recreational drugs.

Reasons for Testing

A closer look: Random drug testing

October 4, 2019 By

Random drug testing can be a strong deterrent to drug use because it is conducted on an ongoing, unannounced basis; an employer selects one or more individuals for testing from all of the eligible employees in their testing program.

News

National Prevention Week Inspires Action

May 13, 2019 By

National Prevention Week is a campaign dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health and substance use disorders, igniting change around the country.

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.

By the Numbers

Cocaine continues upward trend

June 1, 2017 By

Cocaine positivity increased 12% in 2016, reaching a 7-year high of 0.28%, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

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.

By the Numbers

Data shows escalating drug use in the U.S. workforce

January 24, 2017 By

Typically, there is at least 30 percent more self-reported drug use by people who work for an employer without a drug testing program.

News

Shortage of drug-free job applicants

December 2, 2016 By

Many businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to find applicants who can pass a pre-employment drug test.

Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness Month

April 8, 2016 By

To help combat underage alcohol use, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence established April as Alcohol Awareness Month.