According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 68.9% of all drug users are employed and active in the workplace.
The short answer is no, CBD oil is not yet legal in Ohio, according to state regulators. Cannabidiol (CBD) comes from the hemp plant or marijuana plant, as does THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). However, CBD does not contain the psychoactive properties that THC does and, therefore, does not create a “high” feeling as a THC/marijuana product Read more »
CRITICAL NEED-TO-KNOW INFORMATION FOR ALL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE ADDITION OF FOUR SEMI-SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS TO THE DRUG TESTING PANEL, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018 DOT Drug Testing Panel Changes Effective January 1, 2018, all DOT drug testing panels will be expanded to include four semi‐synthetic opioids (oxymorphone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and hydrocodone) for Read more »
Shane Olivea had the world by the tail. He was a successful football player at The Ohio State University and was then drafted by the San Diego Chargers. At the end of his rookie season he was worn down and in pain, and a teammate introduced him to his first opiate, Vicodin. His addiction was Read more »
Most company Safety Directors do not need to be reminded of the problems created by substance abuse in their workplaces. These challenges are present in every industry and are the leading cause of absenteeism, tardiness, lost productivity, and on-the-job injuries.
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana began in Colorado, the police have been searching for a method or device that would help them detect marijuana use in car crash victims. They’d like to obtain something as efficient as a breathalyzer that is used to detect alcohol. Their mission, as always, is to help keep Colorado’s Read more »
Substance abuse contributes to significant disruption in the nation’s workplaces. The leading contributor to absenteeism, tardiness, and on-the-job injuries, the growing presence of drug and alcohol misuse in the United States is not just a factor in widespread domestic problems.
Opioids, most commonly used as painkillers, are not only increasing addictions, but the death toll from overdose is growing at a frightening rate. According to an American Society of Addiction Medicine report, 33,091 people died from an opioid overdose in 2015. In 2016, one in 9 heroin deaths in the U.S. happened in Ohio. Since Read more »