Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Effects on Teen Drug Testing

Dealing with peer pressure for teens and children is a crucial skill that can often set the path for their futures. The human need to fit in and gain acceptance from peers is normal, and at an impressionable young age- the wrong choice can prove deadly. When faced with the peer pressure of drugs, a […]

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Tate Suspended 50 Games Due to Positive Drug Test

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.

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Drug Testing in the Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that it costs employers around $75 to $100 billion yearly to pay for drug abuse in the workplace. These costs consists of lost time, accidents, healthcare and workers compensation costs. Not to mention that the employer can also feel the impact from tardiness, absenteeism, turnover attitude problems theft, decreased productivity, crime and violence.
It is due to these issues that most employers, including the majority of all Fortune 500 companies require an applicant and workers to participate in drug testing. The purpose for this drug testing is that it is mainly a safety issue and to lessen these consequences from substance abuse.

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School’s Give Random Drug Testing

In an attempt to decrease drug abuse problems some schools are beginning to give random student drug tests. Public schools are legally allowed to only perform random drug tests on students who participate in extracurricular activities.

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What Do OPI Drug Tests Screen For

There are many different types of home drug testing kits which screen for a wide variety of substances with different origins. One of which is an OPI drug test.  As the abbreviation suggests this form of testing looks for opiates and opiate derived synthetic versions (OPI). With substance abuse numbers on the rise for opium, […]

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Do Home Drug Tests Screen For Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a very powerful analgesic, or pain killer, that is estimated to be 100x more potent than morphine. The narcotic drug is administered to patients through a variety of methods including Intravenous lines (IV), pills, patches, and sometimes even lollypops. Fentanyl is a synthetic derivative of traditional opiates and acts on the body’s natural […]

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Does Niacin Work for Passing a Drug Test?

Recently rumors have swirled around the internet that Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, can help you pass a home drug testing kit. The exact origin of this concept is unknown, none the less it is gaining popularity among teens and adults as a “fail-safe way to pass”. While many people claim success after the […]

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Saliva Drug Testing

Employers and government agencies have embraced drug testing as part of their regular screening processes. Even the United States court system uses this method to drug test its employees. For years, many companies have relied on urine tests. Today, more are turning to saliva drug testing, which is revered as an accurate, non-invasive alternative screening […]

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