Drug Alert: PINK – It’s not just a pretty color

PARENT ALERT:  Check Your Mail – Pink Being Shipped To Homes Via US Postal Service U-47700, also known as Pink, is a synthetically manufactured opiate that was first invented in the 1970’s and tested in the 80’s on animals. The drug, nicknamed “Pink” because of the pinkish color of the powdery substance and/or pill form…

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Post Accident Positive Drug Tests On The Rise

Post-Accident Positive Drug Test Results Increase Among American Workers   Scientific experts at Quest Diagnostics have analyzed and published annual workplace drug testing data and insights since 1988 in the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ (DTI). When drug testing programs were started by employers in the 1980s, evidence of drug use in the workplace began to decline.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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