Tag: opioid crisis

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.

Hair testing

Hair testing now includes more specific testing for oxycodones

June 3, 2019 By

Recent enhancements to our hair testing panels now allow for more specific testing for opiate-like or opioid drug such as oxycodone and its metabolites.

Drugs & Alcohol

Employers weigh in on illicit opioid use at work

May 28, 2019 By

An NSC poll highlights how employers handle the opioid crisis and the support needed for opioids-related issues in the workplace.

Illicit drugs

How does the opioid crisis affect the workplace?

January 10, 2019 By

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.

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. %

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids

June 15, 2018 By

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.

News

Drug Testing Index: A look at 2014-2018

May 10, 2018 By

The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the U.S. workforce on its 30th anniversary. Download our timeline.

News

Workforce drug positivity at highest rate in a decade

May 8, 2018 By

Driven by increases in cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, drug use by the American workforce remains at its highest rate in more than a decade.