Tag: opioid abuse hits the workplace

Prescription and Narcotic drug test kits for all

You can now test for prescription drugs with new devices. Once upon a time, the main drugs of abuse were hashish, amphetamines (Speed), cocaine and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Times have changed and so have habits. Users are trying ‘new street drugs’, and as we hear every day on the news, it is reaching epidemic levels. So what is going on? While people get addicted, street sellers (pushers) will supply and feed the needs of addiction. And it will never stop while there is a demand and profit. Drugs have advanced, mainly because of smart scientists who keep making new formulas ... Read more

How to test for prescription drugs with a simple test.

Test for prescription drugs. Testing for a prescribed drug these days is very straightforward. People assume prescription drugs are safe as they were prescribed by a doctor, the problem is they often become addicted, and this leads to abuse. The latest testing techniques detect these drugs with either urine or oral saliva fluid test. They are simple to use, and results are quick and accurate. Check the drug you want to be analyzed is listed on the product before purchase, you can find this by looking at the product insert, or here. It is essential to check as not all drug tests ... Read more

Signs of Opioid Abuse and How to Test For It

Opioid Abuse Prescription Opioid medications are relatively easy to obtain, as a result, opioid abuse has become a major problem in the United States, with prescription addiction being one of the biggest drug problems today. It is estimated that over 200 million prescriptions for opiates alone were dispensed in 2010. What is not understood is that prescription opiate abuse is far more likely to develop a heroin addiction than non-opiate abusers, one of the many reasons is heroin is far cheaper to buy. You may hear the terms Opiate or Opioid abuse, what’s the difference? Opiates are drugs naturally derived ... Read more

Know your Workplace drug testing policy & procedures

Do you have a Workplace drug testing policy? Drug testing is a way an employer can determine if their employees or job applicants are abusing drugs.  It can identify evidence of recent substance abuse, particularly prescription and illegal drugs.  Substance testing cannot test for impairment or whether drugs have impacted a person’s behavior.  The way drug testing works best is to implement a clear written workplace drug testing policy and share it with all your employees. Part of your implementation should include employee education about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be added to provide help for employees who may ... Read more

Opioid Abuse hits the Workplace for the worst!

Opioid Abuse hits the Workplace Opioid abuse hits the workplace as employees are using and abusing prescription drugs more often.  A new survey reveals 70 percent of businesses are saying it’s affecting their workers. The survey from the National Safety Council also found that while 71 percent of employers believe that abuse of opioid abuse is a disease that requires treatment, 65 percent also consider it a justifiable reason to fire a worker. The medicine cabinet is the source from where most of these drugs are coming from.  Prescribed prescription drugs and opioids can impair workers and create hazards in safety-sensitive areas in ... Read more

The dangers of workplace drug abuse

Workplace drug abuse Substance abuse in the workplace may not be evident, but statistically at least one of your employees will be abusing. The question is, what are you doing about it? Are you currently doing any testing? If you are, are you following a strict policy of no to drugs? The figures for substance abuse in the United States of America are astounding. Here are statistics from the American Council for Drug Education. 60% of the world’s illegal drugs are consumed by Americans. 2,000,000 Americans use heroin. 6,000,000 use cocaine. 18,000,000 suffer from alcohol abuse. 23,000,000 people use marijuana at least ... Read more