The Padres’ former first round draft pick, Donavan Tate, 20, has been suspended for 50 games due to a positive drug test. The drug test showed that Tate had been using synthetic cannabis best known as “Spice” or “K2”. The effects of “Spice/K2” have the same effects as marijuana.
Teen drug abuse is a terrifying topic for parents. Try as they may to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs, all too often peer pressure simply wins out over obedience and common sense. A national survey called “Monitoring the Future” offers an interesting snapshot of teen drug abuse. Surveys are conducted separately […]
A study designed to gauge the level of concern parents have about different drugs has shown that prescription drug abuse is a hidden threat to adolescents and teenagers across America. National polling firm RT Strategies polled 1,000 adults nationwide as part of Project 7th Grade and First Check’s Back to School campaign, finding that only […]
While most parents are aware of the risks posed to their children by drugs such as marijuana and cocaine, a surprising number are not cognizant of the threat posed by prescription drugs. Fortunately for concerned parents, there are now prescription drug testing kits designed to detect substances like Oxycontin, Vicodin and Xanax.
As working adults across the country struggle with the stress of an ailing national economy, more members of the workforce are falling into prescription drug abuse. Because prescription drugs are legal and widely used for legitimate reasons, many people fail to make the connection between painkillers and illicit substances.
During the last decade the number of adolescents diagnosed with mood disorders, such as attention deficit or hyperactivity disorder, has skyrocketed. Today, the consequences of a decade of lax medication prescription are becoming clear: more children, teens, and adults are abusing mood altering drugs than ever before.
During the last decade drug users have shifted away from typical addictions such as marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine and have begun using painkillers containing oxycodone. While once it was nearly impossible for the average parent to know if their child was addicted to painkillers, the convenient oxycodone drug testing kit makes it simple to detect this type of drug abuse.
An ailing American economy has forced employers to reassess their attitude towards the issue of drug abuse. Even if a business owner is not philosophically opposed to employees using drugs, it’s in their best financial interest to utilize employee drug testing.
As any concerned parent surely knows, the worry over whether on not your child uses drugs is among the most harrowing of adolescence. With most drug addiction beginning during the teenage years, parents are well advised to consider drug testing their kids for the sake of prevention.
Thousands of lost man-hours due to drug related illnesses and absenteeism spurred South Africa to invest heavily in a program to detect employees with addictions. The employment drug testing program in South Africa should be used as a shining example of how similar programs in the United States can and should work.