Prescription Drug Addiction Among Young Moms in the USA

Prescription drug abuse by young moms is hardly news. The practice has been around since the mid-1930s when amphetamines (Benzadrine Sulfate) were first prescribed by doctors to help women deal with the daily pressures of being wife and mother. However, it is not just physical fatigue that young mothers have to contend with. These days, …

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use in Veterans

Veterans Returning Home From War

How much do we really understand about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? The term is thrown around often enough these days not just for combat veterans but for victims of all types of traumas and catastrophes, like the Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, suicide bombings, Katrina, tornadoes and hurricanes, car accidents and even …

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Teenage Drug Use: Statistics and Prevention

Overburdening homework, sleepless nights and the desire for a thriving social life are only a few reasons why teenagers turn to drugs. Adolescent drug use offers the illusion of authority; in reality, substance abuse is a distraction from having adult responsibilities. Drug dependency among teens is the result of poor coping mechanisms and a weak …

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Want to Learn How to Pass a Hair Drug Test? Stay Sober.

Hair Follicle Drug Test Collection (Back of Head)

Hair follicle drug tests are highly sensitive, adding value to zero-tolerance policies. Offering the most expansive detection window of 90 days after substance abuse, hair drug tests are used in federal, industrial and educational settings where strict drug regulations are in place. Other workplaces express reluctance about adopting this method of testing because they do …

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Marijuana Legalization and Pre-employement Drug Testing Policies

Marijuana Plant

Now that 29 states support the legalization of marijuana, it’s time for a workplace overhaul. Cannabis reform impacts every member of the workplace, from concerned employers to marijuana users. It’s proven that prolonged marijuana use slows reaction times and increases lethargy, translating to corporate losses through absenteeism and tardiness. Some employers hesitate to implement drug …

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06-06-2007: San Diego Metropolitan

BioTech News   San Diego Metropolitan Magazine June 6, 2007 Confirm BioSciences, a San Diego biotech company, has introduced a home-based hair follicle drug test kit that screens for cocaine, marijuana, amphetamine, heroin and other drugs. The kit is called HairConfirm. The company says the kit is the first home test of its kind to …

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