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Why Do My Supervisors Need Reasonable Suspicion Training?

Why Do My Supervisors Need Reasonable Suspicion Training?

Do you employ safety-sensitive workers that must have DOT drug and alcohol tests, such as those who manage drivers or railroad workers? Do you manage a DOT drug or alcohol testing program? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then it is likely that your...

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Employer Drug Testing Rights & Restrictions

Employer Drug Testing Rights & Restrictions

Drug testing has become a common part of employment.[1] There are many states that regulate drug testing. Typically, most states’ laws permit employers to test applicants for drugs. However, the employer must comply with the state's rules on notice and procedures to...

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Oral Fluid Collection: Can It Be Adulterated?

Oral Fluid Collection: Can It Be Adulterated?

Oral Fluid is the hot new testing modality in the industry at the moment. While this type of testing has been around for decades, its popularity has remained “underground” at best, limited to the daring few “hipster” drug testing facilities in North America. That’s...

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ASD vs. EBT: How To Choose The Right Alcohol Testing Device

ASD vs. EBT: How To Choose The Right Alcohol Testing Device

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] There are two types of devices which are approved by NHTSA for alcohol testing under DOT regulations, Alcohol Screening Devices (ASD) and Evidential Breath Testing Devices (EBT).  An ASD is a product which samples either saliva...

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A Brief Overview of Salvia Divinorum

A Brief Overview of Salvia Divinorum

Salvia Divinorum Explained A member of the mint family, salvia divinorum is native to the Sierra Mazateca Mountains of Mexico. In its indigenous region, native people have been using it as a tool for healing and religious rituals for many centuries. It has been...

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A Brief Overview of Opium

A Brief Overview of Opium

Opium is Highly Addictive Like heroin, opium is an opioid, but while heroin is a DEA Schedule I drug, opium appears lower on the list, as a Schedule II, III, and V drug. It is highly addictive, and users report that it has a very intense high. If there was ever an...

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A Brief Overview of Methamphetamine

A Brief Overview of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a Dangerous Drug Also called crystal methamphetamine, or simply crystal meth, methamphetamine is a fairly recent discovery in the world of illegal recreational drugs. As a DEA Schedule II drug, it is recognized that methamphetamine has medical uses,...

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A Brief Overview of Mescaline

A Brief Overview of Mescaline

Mescaline is an Ancient Hallucinogen Perhaps one of the oldest hallucinogens in the world, there is evidence of mescaline (also known as peyote, the cactus from which mescaline is derived) use dating back as far as 4000 BCE. It was not always used for its...

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A Brief Overview of MDMA

A Brief Overview of MDMA

MDMA is Becoming Increasingly Popular MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a common club drug that originally gained popularity at late-night clubs and raves thanks to the fact that it shares properties with both stimulants and hallucinogens. While its popularity...

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A Brief Overview of Marijuana

A Brief Overview of Marijuana

Marijuana is a Common Drug in the US Though it has recently been legalized for medical use in some areas, marijuana is still an illegal drug in most of the United States. It is also one of the most commonly used recreational drugs in the country. To give you a more...

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A Brief Overview of LSD

A Brief Overview of LSD

LSD is a Mind Altering Substance Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a DEA Schedule I substance, meaning that it has no known or accepted medical uses and that it has a high potential for abuse. Some other Schedule I drugs include heroin, peyote, and MDMA. But what...

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A Brief Overview of Ketamine

A Brief Overview of Ketamine

When used legally, ketamine is almost solely used on animals, rather than humans, as a tranquilizer or anesthetic. Because it has legal, accepted medical uses, ketamine is a DEA Schedule III drug. This means that in certain quantities, it is considered safe and legal...

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A Brief Overview of Inhalants

A Brief Overview of Inhalants

When you think of illicit drugs or drugs that people are likely to abuse, you may not immediately think of glue, paint thinners, or whipped cream dispensers. However, these products all fall under the category of inhalants. This overview will explore in more detail...

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A Brief Overview of Heroin

A Brief Overview of Heroin

Perhaps one of the most infamous drugs on the streets today, heroin is a DEA Schedule I substance. This means that it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” An opioid, heroin is highly addictive and can be extremely detrimental to a...

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A Brief Overview of Hashish

A Brief Overview of Hashish

Like marijuana, hashish is a cannabinoid and a DEA Schedule I substance. It is very similar to marijuana, or cannabis, and thus its background and side effects often parallel those of marijuana. There are a few distinct differences, though, which is why we have...

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A Brief Overview of GHB

A Brief Overview of GHB

A DEA Schedule I drug, GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) is often used recreationally or as a date rape drug. While flunitrazepam (better known as Rohypnol) is perhaps the most well-known date rape drug, GHB is also often used because it puts the user into a deep sleep for...

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