Tag: opioid

Should I be worried about fentanyl?
Fentanyl frequented the news in 2018 and years prior. We help to answer the question if it is still at the forefront of drug use topics today. Continue reading

By   /  February 21, 2019

Federal drug testing expanded opiate panel impacting positivity
The dangers associated with opioids misuse are likely elevated based on a testing population that includes drivers, pilots, and other safety-sensitive roles. Continue reading

By   /  September 13, 2018

Fentanyl fuels rise in overdoses
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl ranks as the top substance involved in fatal overdoses and it is often mixed with cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. Continue reading

By   /  July 11, 2018

Ask the experts: what is polydrug use?
Many people who suffer from substance use disorders abuse more than one drug. The term polydrug use is new, but references a long-standing problem with addiction. Once addicted to one substance, it is very likely users will turn to a cocktail of drugs to satisfy their needs. Continue reading

By   /  February 26, 2018

Employers paying the price of substance abuse
Employers can now calculate the cost of substance abuse on their businesses with the Substance Use Cost Calculator. Continue reading

By   /  May 9, 2017

Kratom to be classified as a Schedule I drug
The DEA announced that it will place the active materials from the kratom plant into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Continue reading

By   /  September 12, 2016

Oxycodones positivity declines for the second consecutive year
The latest data from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reports that the positivity rate for prescription opiates declined 8.3% in 2013. Continue reading

By   /  November 6, 2014