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Drug Testing is Essential for Manufacturing Jobs

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http://usamdt.com - Some employers are legally obligated to drug test prospective and current employees—businesses in transportation or federally regulated fields like nuclear energy, for example, as well as safety-related businesses and certain federal agencies. Employers in fields where drug testing isn’t required by law, on the other hand, find testing employees simply makes good business sense. That goes... Read More »The post Drug Testing is Essential for Manufacturing Jobs appeared first on Atlanta, Georgia.

Ohio Proposes Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

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http://usamdt.com - Next month Ohio voters will head to the ballot box to decide the legal status of marijuana in the Buckeye State. If supporters of legalization have their way and Issue 3 passes, pot will be legalized for both medical and recreational use. According to recent polls, the issue remains far from decided, with 46 percent of... Read More »

Surprise! Colorado Leads the Nation in Youth Marijuana Use

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http://usamdt.com - It’s official. Thanks to a recent federal survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA), the people of the great state of Colorado can say, “We’re number one!” Of course, the sentiment is badly tarnished when you consider the state’s top-of-the-heap position refers to marijuana use among Colorado youth. According to a... Read More »The post Surprise! Colorado Leads the Nation in Youth Marijuana Use appeared first on Denver South, Colorado.

Atlanta Has One of the Lowest Rates of Prescription Drug Abuse

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http://usamdt.com - Prescription drug abuse is rampant across many American cities. Every day, 44 people die from prescription opioid overdose. According to the Prescription Drug Abuse Subcommittee from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prescription drugs, which are typically opioid analgesics, like Vicodin® and Oxycontin®, are increasingly responsible for overdose deaths. Opioids were responsible for... Read More »The post Atlanta Has One of the Lowest Rates of Prescription Drug Abuse appeared first on Atlanta, Georgia.

5 Things Employers Wished Drug Using Employees Understood

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http://usamdt.com - Research has shown that as many as 70 percent of those treated for drug abuse are typically full-time employees. The effects of drug use extend well beyond simple recreational use in the home. It will also affect your employer, co-workers and your own safety in the workplace. If the health effects aren’t a deterrent and appealing... Read More »The post 5 Things Employers Wished Drug Using Employees Understood appeared first on NW Minneapolis, Minnesota.

How Does Mobile Drug Testing Work?

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http://usamdt.com - Drug testing is performed by an ever-growing number of employers in the United States, from Fortune 500 companies and state and federal agencies to small businesses. Every company has its own reasons for drug testing applicants, including liability, safety, and risk management. Research has found that employees who use drugs are ten times more likely to... Read More »

Two States Suing Colorado Over Marijuana Sales

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http://usamdt.com - By instituting a lawsuit against Colorado over legalized marijuana sales, Nebraska and Oklahoma have extended John Donne’s sentiment that “no man is an island” when it comes to what’s spilling over state lines. What happens in the Centennial State, they say, affects its neighbors as well—and it’s not secondhand smoke. The case is particularly interesting because Nebraska and... Read More »The post Two States Suing Colorado Over Marijuana Sales appeared first on Denver South, Colorado.

How Mobile Drug Testing is Helping Atlanta Create Safer Workplaces

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http://usamdt.com - There is a significant amount of evidence that illustrates the fact that regular drug testing is a net win for employers in Atlanta. Benefits including better safety, productivity and employee morale come just through testing, but there are additional benefits when that testing is done by a mobile drug testing company with experience and a... Read More »The post How Mobile Drug Testing is Helping Atlanta Create Safer Workplaces appeared first on Atlanta, Georgia.

Shocker: New Study Shows Marijuana Causes Brain Damage

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http://usamdt.com - Marijuana legalization activists have made claims for years that pot is a low-potency, low-risk drug that causes a brief high with very few detrimental effects. Every study done that shows health dangers is downplayed in favor of the specific cases where it may have a narrow field of medicinal application. Now there’s new evidence—to go with the old—that shows marijuana causes brain... Read More »The post Shocker: New Study Shows Marijuana Causes Brain Damage appeared first on NW Minneapolis, Minnesota.

US Government Approves Testing Marijuana for PTSD Treatment

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http://usamdt.com - Federal permission to test marijuana’s effectiveness as a PTSD treatment has been a long sought after step since initial approval was granted in March 2014. Scientific research into pot’s effects on health and wellness should finally be able to replace anecdotal evidence and wishful thinking. As shown by a recent lawsuit instituted by veterans in... Read More »

8 Reasons to Start Drug Testing Right Now

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http://usamdt.com - The benefits of a drug-free workplace aren’t a product of speculation, but a matter of record, as are the risks, drawbacks, and dangers involved when employees use drugs. Suffice it to say, as a business owner, you have a lot to lose if employees abuse drugs and/or alcohol on the job. Drug testing is the... Read More »The post 8 Reasons to Start Drug Testing Right Now appeared first on Denver South, Colorado.

Drug Testing Near Me? USAMDT Can Make It Even Easier than That!

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http://usamdt.com - The benefits of a drug-free workplace are numerous and well-documented. If you want to start with the most obvious, you’d probably list employee health, reduced numbers of accidents, injuries, and deaths. Then there are the productivity problems solved through reduced risk of substance abuse in the workplace. There will be less employee absences, improved morale around... Read More »The post Drug Testing Near Me? USAMDT Can Make It Even Easier than That! appeared first on Atlanta, Georgia.

11 Tips for a Safe Company Christmas Party

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http://usamdt.com - ‘Tis the season, and many companies make merry by sponsoring office Christmas parties. Holiday get-togethers can be a terrific way to close out the year and boost employee morale, but you want to plan the festivities in such a way that everybody has a fun time that’s also safe. You want employees to unwind and celebrate... Read More »The post 11 Tips for a Safe Company Christmas Party appeared first on NW Minneapolis, Minnesota.

5 Ways to Get a Positive ROI on Your Drug Testing Program

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http://usamdt.com - If you’ve established a drug testing program at your company, or plan to do so in the near future, congratulations! You’ve taken that all-important first step toward earning a positive return on your investment. That initial return will quickly show itself. Being able to hire drug-free employees will mean you’ll be more productive, have less... Read More »