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Senior Drug Addiction, a Sensitive Issue

Senior Drug Addiction, a Sensitive Issue The Elderly and Substance Abuse As a culture, we often underestimate both the extent and effect of addiction on our senior population. Though great headway has been made on educating the public that addiction is a disease, there is often an

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The Origins of Senior Addiction

The Origins of Senior Addiction The Opioid Epidemic Has No Age Limit Efforts to prevent drug abuse often focus on teens and young adults. A part of the opioid crisis to which few people pay attention is the risk of drug and alcohol addiction for seniors. For

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Drug Test Cheats to Watch For

Drug Test Cheats to Watch For Drug Testing Tips are Easy to Find Online If you operate a drug testing laboratory, you should know that the Internet is flooded with articles and videos on how to cheat drug tests, including urine and hair sample tests. With pre-employment

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Kratom, the False Alternative

Kratom, the False Alternative An All-Natural Danger to the Public Health What is Kratom? A plant native to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, Mitragyna Speciose has been marketed years in the form of a botanical substance known as Kratom. When consumed, Kratom provides stimulant and

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Drug Testing Program Management December 2017 eNewsletter

Self-Detox Complicates the Opioid Crisis Natural and Home Remedies Rise in Popularity A 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that 21.5 million Americans (12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. With

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Drug Withdrawal Home Remedies

Drug Withdrawal Home Remedies Natural Detox and Home Withdrawal Dangers Opioid and heroin withdrawal is a serious affair. Nevertheless, there is a growing popularity in home remedies and natural detox methods. The attraction is understandable. We would all rather deal with health issues in the security and

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CLIA Certification Made Easy

CLIA Certification Made Easy Maintaining Compliance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment Quality assurance is a critical concept for any laboratory. In 1988, the United States introduced a set of uniform regulatory standards called the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments, or CLIA. Quality assurance is a critical concept

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Treatment Centers Overwhelmed

Treatment Centers Overwhelmed Opioid Epidemic Declared by President On October 26th, 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Under the declaration, no additional federal funding was made available to combat the crisis; however, federal agencies are being directed to devote more of

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Successful Drug Testing Labs

Starting a Successful Toxicology Lab Improving Drug Testing Profitability With headlines like “Successful Toxicology Lab” and “Improving Profitability,” you may think this article is a lead in for some dubious business venture or a less than ethical drug testing scheme. On the contrary, at Drug Testing Program

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Fentanyl – The Latest Deadly Trend

Fentanyl – The Latest Deadly Trend What Exactly is Fentanyl? With all of the buzz of our nation’s opioid crisis in the news lately, you may have heard a new word thrown around quite a bit – fentanyl. Fentanyl is a cheap, synthetic opioid that is 50

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