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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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…

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Reasonable Suspicion Testing | Drug & Alcohol Testing

Reasonable Suspicion Testing Reasonable suspicion drug and/or alcohol testing is a tool found in many drug policies that is employed by companies looking to establish a safe, secure and healthy environment for their employees, colleagues, customers and community. Reasonable suspicion simply means that there is reason to believe the employee is under the influence of…

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Random Testing For Drugs & Alcohol

The Federal Department of Labor reports the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol in the workplace cause more than 65 percent of accidents in the workplace. Drug testing programs are a proven deterrent to combat drug and alcohol use in the workplace, helping companies reduce work related accidents, injuries and insurance claims as a…

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Drug Test For Children | ChildGuard®

Protecting our children from exposure to drugs and drug abusers… Drug Test For Children | ChildGuard® Children exposed to illegal drugs and substance abusers often face many other obstacles to a normal life – neglect, abuse, violence, and other vulnerabilities including the increased probability of becoming a substance abuser themselves . Substance abuse is a disease,…

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Substance Free Workplace – Can You Afford It?

A Substance Free Workplace – Is It Worth It?  Can You Afford It? Your bottom line is critical – managing expenses is an ongoing, and sometimes daunting task. Finding ways to save money and increase cash flow in creative ways is a necessity for any successful enterprise.  When it comes to drug testing, it is easy to…

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Purple Drank – Alarming Drug Trends In Myrtle Beach

Purple Drank Surges In Popularity Among Partying Teens & College Students Purple Drank, also known as Sizzurp, Lean, Mud or Syrup is a mixture of prescription cold medication containing promethazine (an antihistamine) and codeine with Sprite or Mountain Dew, with ice and Jolly Rancher candies or other hard candies. These ingredients, when combined, make a…

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Pre-employment Screening – 4 Ways To Hire Right

Pre-employment screening is the best way to prevent poor hiring choices.  The following four ways are proven effective: 1. MEET & GREET While it may seem obvious, don’t fall into the trap of making a hiring decision just by talking to someone over the phone or through email. While email and telephone communication can be an efficient…

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