Tag: prescription drug abuse

Drug Testing

National drug and alcohol facts week: Prescription medications

January 25, 2019

National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Facts Week is a program to help educate our population most susceptible to developing drug and alcohol abuse disorders

Ask the Experts

The case for maintaining a drug testing policy

March 16, 2017

West Virginia Supreme Court upholds reasonable suspicion termination demonstrating the impact of a comprehensive workplace drug testing policy.

Drug Testing

Advocating for a drug-free school

November 17, 2016

High school policies are including random drug and alcohol testing and wellness initiatives to discourage drug use and to encourage early intervention.


More teens dying from drug overdoses

December 15, 2015

An upsurge in overdose deaths is related increased heroin use. Some 45% of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription painkillers.

Drugs & Alcohol

Prescription opioids: A dose of reality

July 29, 2014

Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the CDC.


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2014

April 18, 2014

By participating in this event, the DEA is contributing to public safety by helping to rid communities of drugs that could lead to accidental overdoses and abuse.


New names, same drugs

July 16, 2012

Prescription drug abuse is one of the nation's fastest growing drug problems. USA Today features an article about opana (trade for oxymorphone).