CBD Users Want To Know If They Will Pass A Drug Test?

CBD Use Raises Questions With the nationwide rise in popularity of cannabidiol (also known as CBD) products, many consumers are concerned that they may not pass a drug test, placing them in jeopardy of losing their job or even losing their child to social service agencies.   Before we can answer the simple question of…

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Hiring In This Economy?

Hiring In This Economy? Don’t Skip The Drug Test & Background Check!   As the local, regional and national economy continues to grow, unemployment rates are at an all time low causing problems for some businesses. Getting applications to fill open positions is not the problem – there are plenty of people looking for jobs…

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DRUG TESTING AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)

DRUG TESTING AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) One law that often comes into play when an employer’s drug screening practices are challenged is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are two recent developments in ADA case law that employers should be aware of: Drug screening is likely not a prohibited pre-offer medical inquiry…

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Cocaine Use On The Rise Again

  Cocaine Use on the Rise Again The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports overdose-related deaths from cocaine is second only to opioids. However, cocaine’s toll on the general public receives little attention. This is largely due to the lack of remedies for the person addicted to the drug. Unlike opioids, there is no naloxone (narcan),…

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Construction Workers Getting Higher

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES ON THE RISE – SO IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE Construction and building is booming in the United States for the most part. This is true in one of the fastest growing areas of our country – Myrtle Beach, SC. Population growth is exploding in South Carolina and much of it is happening in the…

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Hair Follicle Drug Tests – Myrtle Beach | Conway

Hair Follicle Drug Tests on the Rise Hair follicle drug tests are growing in popularity for two main reasons – the inability to cheat the test and the longer term detection window provided by such a test. In addition to standard hair follicle tests, some labs are also now offering environmental exposure testing using hair…

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Cocaine – Getting Higher In The Workplace

Cocaine, derived from the coca plant is native to South America where many people chew the plant’s leaves to reduce pain, thirst, hunger, while giving a boost of energy. By the 1880s, doctors were studying cocaine as a miracle anesthetic for surgeries. It was also being studied for a variety of health conditions including anxiety…

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Time Is Money – A Case Study

The old adage, “time is money” has never been more true. It didn’t take long for the management team of a small asphalt company in South Carolina to realize how much money was literally waiting for them when they evaluated their current drug testing service provider. Having used a local urgent care clinic for their…

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Prescription Drugs – Killing Us Softly

No longer just a public safety issue, prescription drug misuse and abuse also weighs heavily on the workplace. According to The Clinical Journal of Pain, illegal use of prescription opioids cost the United States employers over $40 billion dollars in lost productivity in 2006 alone. Five drugs in particular, OxyContin®, oxycodone, hydrocodone, propoxyphene, and methadone,…

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