Tag: substance use disorders
New insights from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
It is important for employers to examine trends and data, such as NSDUH, that helps to inform a workforce drug testing program.
What’s the purpose of drug testing?
Drug tests have been characterized by some as “big brother” practices, but it’s hard to imagine an employer open to having alcohol and drug use at work.
Hair testing now includes more specific testing for oxycodones
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.
The new age of marijuana
Our new white paper provides insights about the new age of marijuana and the importance of maintaining marijuana testing in a drug-free workplace program.
National drug and alcohol facts week: Prescription medications
National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Facts Week is a program to help educate our population most susceptible to developing drug and alcohol abuse disorders
Unearthing the roots of substance-abuse disorders
Our new white paper helps to demystify the complexities of addiction and examine the evolution of substance-abuse disorders over a lifetime. Get the facts and gain insights about how someone can struggle with addiction.
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.
Cincinnati: A 7-day look into heroin addiction
In Cincinnati, 60 journalists, photographers, and videographers sought out to document the life of those affected by heroin and opioids.
Addiction recovery: A celebration of life
National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and celebrate individuals in recovery.
An exploration of addiction: Trauma and adult substance abuse
Substance use disorders are complex and sometimes trauma can push someone across the very thin line between a casual drug habit and addiction.