By Christa Banister As the growing opioid epidemic continues to grab headlines and drug use in the American workplace has reached the highest positivity rate in 12 years, it’s safe to say that drug testing isn’t going away anytime soon.1 Considering that alcohol, drug and tobacco use costs the US economy more than $740 billion…

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By David Heitz It’s a startling story just emerging this month. Opioid users, primarily in the Atlanta area but also in Ohio and Alabama, are buying a drug that looks like concrete mix. In fact, it’s a dangerous mix of opioids, police say, and includes the dangerous elephant tranquilizer fentanyl. It can be injected, smoked…

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By Beth Burgess Stress in America soared to record levels in 2017, with much of the brunt borne by southeastern states, such as Georgia. The Peach State ranked as the eighth most stressed state in the nation, with several crucial issues contributing to that score. According to the January 2017 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress…

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By Patti Richards Binge drinking on college campuses is a serious health threat to students. Young people headed to school for the first (or fourth) time need the truth from their parents and other trusted adults about the dangers of binge drinking. And the truth is, binge drinking kills more than 1,000 college students each…

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Opioid addiction represents a nationwide epidemic responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year. And while no group–be it men or women, young or old–are spared, few groups have felt the effects of the rising tide of the epidemic like veterans. According to a 2011 study, patients of the Veterans Health Administration are twice…

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Despite the fact that many commonly used drugs are illegal, there’s a greater portion of the population suffering from addiction today than at any other time in our history. In fact, the misuse of mind-altering substances has become so pervasive in the U.S. that it’s even alarmingly common among adolescents and teens. Statistics show that…

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There are a number of important factors that we know can contribute to a person developing an addiction. For instance, we know that things like one’s environment, one’s social circumstances and simply one’s physical access to drugs can be hugely influential in whether or not a person becomes addicted. However, we still know very little…

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