Tag: opioid crisis

How does the opioid crisis affect the workplace?
The opioid crisis can harm our workplaces as well as our families and communities. More than 2.1 million Americans struggle with an opioid use disorder. Continue reading

By   /  January 10, 2019

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

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids
In the midst of our nation’s opioid crisis, many people are confused about the difference between the term opiates and opioids. The media uses the words interchangeably; however there are significant distinctions between the two terms. Continue reading

By   /  June 15, 2018

Drug Testing Index: A look at 2014-2018
The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the American workforce. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we take a deeper look at overall positivity rates and key milestones from 2014 to 2018. Download our new timeline. Continue reading

By   /  May 10, 2018

Workforce drug positivity at highest rate in a decade
Driven by increases in cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, drug use by the American workforce remains at its highest rate in more than a decade, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  May 8, 2018