Statistics & Research

5 06, 2019

Federal Guidelines Have Made Changes to the Type of Drugs Tested for Employment Drug Screens

2019-06-06T18:06:26+00:00June 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Beginning October 1, 2017, the guidelines have changed for how federal employees will be tested for drugs. Starting January 1, 2018, these changes will go into effect. The federal government now has the authority to test for four semi-synthetic opioids: oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. These legal prescription semi-synthetic opioid pain medications are commonly known under the brand names [...]

4 06, 2019

Percocet vs. Norco – The Differences in the Two Drugs and How They Result in Addiction

2019-06-06T18:06:08+00:00June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Certain prescription medications can be addictive for some people. They are often used for pain, but they contain chemical properties that lead to abuse and addiction. Two of the drugs in this category are Percocet and Norco. Derived from Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, these two medications can be dangerous, especially for someone with an addictive past. If you take either [...]

22 08, 2018

Big Pharma, Big Lies: Report Claims Purdue KNEW OxyContin Was Addictive

2019-01-31T18:00:58+00:00August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

What did Big Pharma know and when did they know it? Purdue Pharma has long denied that it knew about and tolerated widescale abuse of their opioid products, and that they only learned of the problem in 2000. Officially, the company states that its business practices have little to nothing to do with the current opioid epidemic. However, a [...]

4 07, 2018

10 Ways Local and Government Groups Are Fighting Against Heroin Addiction in the U.S.

2019-03-12T15:13:22+00:00July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Heroin addiction and the general abuse of opioids has worsened in the US. As of 2015, there were over 20 million Americans suffering from some kind of substance abuse disorder. Within this number, there were 2 million people abusing or addiction to prescription pain relievers. There were nearly 600,000 people reported to have a problem with heroin. In 2016, [...]

18 12, 2017

Screening for Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Differences Between Drug Testing in Oral Fluids, Urine and Hair

2019-02-15T17:56:33+00:00December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Drug addiction and abuse is becoming a huge epidemic in America. Studies show that 1 in 7 Americans are likely to develop an addiction. Of these people, only 10% of those who abuse drugs will ever get treatment or any help. Many people are in denial of their addiction. It's hard to own up to it. The best that [...]

8 12, 2017

Top 15 Most Used Drugs in America

2019-05-17T03:19:43+00:00December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) every year. Young people ages 12 to 17 and adults ages 18 and older participate in the survey. SAMHSA aims to gather a picture of the general state of substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders in Americans nationwide. SAMHSA [...]

27 11, 2017

Study compares Vivitrol and Suboxone

2019-02-15T18:10:28+00:00November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Has the time come for Vivitrol to become the “go-to” addiction treatment of choice? According to a brand-new study published just this month in The Lancet, Vivitrol is even better at preventing relapse than buprenorphine-based Suboxone. After a six-month study, results showed that compared to patients receiving Suboxone, patients given Vivitrol relapsed at a lower rate – 52% to [...]

27 11, 2017

Fighting Back: What’s Happening with Opioid Lawsuits in Washington State

2019-02-15T18:11:42+00:00November 27th, 2017|2 Comments

Opioid Addiction Ravages the Country and Attacks the Evergreen State In October, President Donald Trump declared the country’s addiction to opioids a national public health emergency. The country’s opioids addiction problem is widespread, causing death and destruction to those who come into contact with these highly addictive pain-killing drugs. This is especially true in The Evergreen State. We’ll sharing [...]

19 11, 2017

The Connection of Cocaine and HIV: Why this Research Was Important Enough to be Awarded $2.3 Million

2019-02-15T18:36:04+00:00November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

In the US alone, there are over 2 million people infected with HIV-type 1. The past three decades have shown a lot of progress in managing HIV. Prevention and treatment have been successful in a sense but still, there is no cure. Only 1 in 3 patients with HIV in the US have it under control and this is [...]

5 11, 2017

5 Harsh Facts About Washington’s Opioid Epidemic

2019-02-15T18:58:10+00:00November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

U.S. is facing a major opioid epidemic. In 2015, 2.6 million Americans age 12 and up were diagnosed with an opioid abuse disorder. Of these 2.6 million Americans, over 2 million were addicted to prescription opioids, like Oxycodone. 591,000 others were addicted to heroin. Unfortunately, statistics show that these numbers are on the rise. Each year, more Americans fall [...]