When one consumes drugs, regardless of ingestion method (snorting, smoking, injection) the body has to filter and process the chemicals and various substances. Once it is processed, the molecules and metabolites of that drug are released and reside in your hair follicles for up to 3 months. This gives scientist an accurate account of which […]
Florida is now the first state to pass a controversial law requiring all recipients and applicants for welfare to take a mandatory drug test. On Tuesday, May 31st Florida’s Governor Rick Scott signed this bill that will go into effect on July 1st.
The Internet is a world wide web of information, some of which can be challenging to sift through. This barrage of data can be a bit overwhelming at times—after all, anyone can search for anything online, and most searches will generate some sort of data hit. It seems as though the number of hits you […]
Hair drug testing is becoming more widely used, as it can give a more accurate portrayal of whether or not a person has been using drugs. It is also more difficult to cheat with this type of test, and the test results are not easily skewed, which increases its appeal. Many government agencies, especially those […]
In the corporate world there has long existed a divide between the employers and employees over the issue of drug testing. Employers have always maintained these tests are necessary, but how ethical are they? Employees have few rights in the business world being that their time, energy, and personal talents all belong to the corporations […]
Vicodin is a powerful prescription analgesic, or painkiller, used to treat moderate to severe pain in teens and young adults. The makeup of Vicodin usually consists of a combination of 5mg hydrocodone and 500mg of paracetamol; both powerful analgesics prescribed for moderate to severe pain. The reason for the mix of the two compounds is […]
Adderall, the increasingly popular medication for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is a derivative of the amphetamine molecule known as a dextroamphetamine. Unlike previous medications for ADD, Adderall is more potent and carries with it a relatively high risk of addiction. Adderall increases cognition, focus, and performance by increasing the levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine […]