Tag: opioids

Opioid overdoses at work
Overdose deaths at work from drugs or alcohol increased by 38% annually between 2013 and 2016. Learn how the CDC and NIOSH are responding to the crisis. Continue reading

By   /  September 21, 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

Ask the Experts: DOT 5-panel drug test regimen
If you do the math, the DOT 5-panel drug test regimen requires confirmation testing for a total of 14 drugs. Is there a new name for the DOT drug test with the 2018 regulations? Continue reading

By   /  March 21, 2018

Opioid crisis: 174 lives lost daily
More than 63,600 people died from a drug overdose in 2016 according to the Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the CDC. That equates to a startling 174 lives lost every day to overdose. Continue reading

By   /  January 29, 2018

International drug and alcohol trends
The IFDAT conference brings thought leaders together to share best practices about how to keep global workplaces safe, productive, and drug-free. Continue reading

By   /  October 31, 2017

10 facts about opioids
We compiled the most recent data and headlines about substance abuse, addiction, overdose deaths, and health consequences of America's opioid crisis. Continue reading

By   /  October 10, 2017

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications
52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests. Continue reading

By   /  October 3, 2017

Addiction recovery: A celebration of life
National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and celebrate individuals in recovery. Continue reading

By   /  September 6, 2017

Drug courts evolve to combat the opioids epidemic
Buffalo, New York, formed the nation’s first opioids crisis intervention court on May 1, 2017, in response to the current opioid epidemic. Continue reading

By   /  July 26, 2017

Fighting opioid prescription addiction
See how the CDC along with federal and state governments are working to combat the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Continue reading

By   /  June 29, 2017