DOT Drug Screening FAQ’s For Employees

DOT Drug Screening FAQ’s For Employees

Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 01:26 pmWhen there’s a problem that threatens people’s lives, solutions need to be developed rapidly. That is exactly what happened when the government started to realize that more and more accidents were being caused by impaired commercial drivers. Their solution was drug testing. The testing program started on […]

CDC announces Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths

CDC announces Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths

Last updated on January 18th, 2021 at 05:41 pmDecember 16, 2016: The U.S. opioid epidemic is continuing. Drug overdose deaths nearly tripled during 1999–2014. In 2014, among 47,055 drug overdose deaths, 61% involved an opioid. During 2013–2014, deaths associated with the most commonly prescribed opioids (natural/semisynthetic opioids) continued to increase slightly; however, the rapid increase […]

Is Medical Marijuana Off Limits For Recovering Addicts?

Is Medical Marijuana Off Limits For Recovering Addicts?

Last updated on January 18th, 2021 at 05:36 pmSince California approved the use of medical marijuana in 1996, the country has taken sides on the issue. In the years since, 28 different states have legalized cannabis for medical use and more are sure to be on the way. Doctors seem to feel that medical marijuana […]