WHAT ARE BENZODIAZEPINES (BENZOS)?

WHAT ARE BENZODIAZEPINES   – ALSO KNOWN AS “BENZOS” Benzodiazepines (“benzos”) are prescription drugs that first came to the market in the 1960’s. These medications are used to treat insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, seizures, convulsions and other nervous system conditions. Today, these drugs account for about one out of every five prescriptions for controlled substances.…

Details

Pharm Parties Making A Comeback

Till The Cows Come Home…This Ain’t Your Momma’s Farm Party When young people talk about a “Pharm Party,” they are not talking about a sleepover in the pasture or at someone’s barn out on the family farm. Pharm Parties, also known as “Skittles Parties” or “Punch Bowl Parties” are making a comeback in popularity as…

Details

Legalized Marijuana & Your Company

The legalization of medical marijuana in over 24 states and the legalization of recreational marijuana use in several states creates a big question for employers. While the use of marijuana is rapidly gaining acceptance in today’s society, the fact remains that it is still illegal according to Federal laws. So the question remains… Do we…

Details

Is Drug Testing Right For Your Company?

The Rules & Your Rights As An Employer Most private employers are not required to conduct applicant drug testing, but many do – and for good reason. If you are currently conducting pre-employment drug testing – or your company is considering a drug testing program – you need to know the rules. Even if drug testing…

Details

Alcohol & Kids Don’t Mix

6 Tips For Talking To Kids About Alcohol Waiting until your child is in high school to talk about underage drinking could be a big mistake. Research shows that alcohol use and experimentation can start as early as age 10. There is no better time than now to start the conversation, but the key to discussing underage…

Details

Prescription For Disaster – Feeding the Heroin Epidemic

Prescription drugs may prove helpful in managing pain, but misconceptions about prescription medication safety as well as the over-prescribing of painkillers during the past twenty years has helped fuel the largest drug epidemic the United States has ever seen. National survey data shows a startling 450% increase in opiate drug treatment admissions between 1998 and 2008. The…

Details