Motor vehicle accidents rank as the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States, according to the National…
In our Back to basics webinar, Kimberly Samano, PhD, scientific director at Quest Diagnostics, discussed oral fluid, or saliva, drug testing. Oral…
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“Many clinicians have told me they weren’t aware of just how bad the problem had gotten. Many were not aware of the connection between the epidemic and prescribing habits.” ~ Dr. Vivek Murthy, then-Surgeon General of the United States According to a recent study, 2 out of every 3 people receiving medications to treat […]
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“It wasn’t so much about breaking free of him, as it was about breaking free of me.” ~ Grace W. Wroldson You’ve probably heard it time and time again. Addiction experts recommend that recovering addicts shouldn’t get into a new relationship at least one year into recovery. This is because a recovering addict may not […]
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Many Americans believe that opioids are the biggest killers in America, but that’s not true. There’s actually another culprit that lurks in the shadows and often conceals itself as something else. Alcohol Kills More Americans Than Ever Before. Women Being the Biggest Increase. According to new data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse […]
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Lil Xan Out of Rehab 2 Weeks After Checking In for Drug Addiction Lil Xan is just 22 but being a rapper in the spotlight, he has already had many run-ins with drugs. On November 15, he wrote an Instagram post that said he was going to go to a rehab facility to get […]
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“Fentanyl is so deadly, in the geographic regions where it’s been flooding in, deaths soared like we’ve never seen before.” ~Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-founder, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing CDC Confirms Fentanyl is the Deadliest Drug in America In a just-published report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that fentanyl is […]
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In a move that has medical watchdogs, media outlets, and the public at large in a bit of an uproar, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved a powerful new opioid for medical use in early 2019. FDA Okays Dsuvia – A Powerful New Opioid Pill Dsuvia, a tablet form of sufentanil developed by […]
DISCLAIMER: The incidents involving swimmer Ryan Lochte and alcohol are well-documented, and after the latest one, Lochte announced he was seeking treatment for his problematic drinking. Here, we use what we know about his personal situation to look at how it relates to the larger issue of Alcohol Use Disorder. It is our hope […]
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Faint lines on drug tests are very common no matter what method of screening is being used. It’s crucial to understand how to interpret drug test results, including faint lines, in order to make confident decisions and prevent liability claims …