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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…