Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

The consequences of abusing prescription drugs or illegal substances can be severe for yourself or a loved one. Tools such as urine drug tests or other types of test detection are one way to manage and monitor recovery. The symptoms of drug addiction can be hard to recognize. Over a period of time, any type of drug takes hold and some form of treatment becomes necessary.   Addiction is a complicated disorder of the brain characterized by compulsive drug abuse. Repeated use of drugs alters the way the brain works, especially as far as executive functioning.   What does this...

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What Are Common Addictive Drugs?

What Are Common Addictive Drugs?

Drug use is at an all-time high with greater accessibility than ever before. One sees new drugs on the market in TV ads, online articles, and news segments, all warning about the dangers of drug addiction. Living with an addiction or an addict is a scary thing. This affects all socio-economic classes and ages across the country. Knowledge of these drugs can be helpful to start the process of recovery and trust. Drug of Abuse tests can allow for private and discrete screening on an array of drugs, including the most common addictive drugs   Here are the top most...

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Opioid and Opiate Epidemic

Opioid and Opiate Epidemic

As someone dependent on opiates, you may have begun using the powerful drug to cope with physical pain and not known quite how addictive the substance was and how reliant you could become. Painkillers are a type of drug to help with moderate and severe pain. These types which are made from manufacturers include oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and morphine. The problem is that opiates are highly addictive after long-term use and in higher amounts.   Opioids are available legally -- as prescription drugs for painkillers -- and on the black market in other forms, such as heroin. Opiates (the natural chemical...

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Marijuana (THC) and CBD (Cannabidiol)

Marijuana (THC) and CBD (Cannabidiol)

As marijuana and CBD become more mainstream with the increase in legal medical marijuana dispensaries, there are now many different forms of Marijuana (THC) and CBD products available. Some are concerned with the implications these drugs can have in their personal life and society. Our Marijuana (THC) urine EIA prescreen testing kit is the most popular among all drug testing panels. It can be used to screen forms of Marijuana and CBD substances metabolized in the body. Marijuana is a drug derived from the cannabis plant. It comes in many forms, such as plant buds, oil, edibles, hashish dabs, and...

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How Drug Tests Work?

What drugs can be detected in a urine test?

Once a drug is consumed, the detection of that drug uses metabolites excreted from urine as a way to screen for that drug in a urine test. It can take a minimum of 1 – 7 hours in the system in order to be detectable in urine depending on the drug panel test. This is because the drug must be metabolized before urine drug screen tests are able to detect the presence of that drug. It is also why many rely on urine drug tests to detect the drug longer in the system versus other types of drug testing, such...

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Accuracy and Reliability of Drug Tests

Having reliable test results for at-home drug tests has to do with quite a few factors: type of test, avoiding human error, and understanding results. Drug screening includes options such as: urine test, hair and saliva drug tests, and blood testing. Accuracy and reliability are important for results you can trust. Using the correct test and following the instruction procedure closely will help you get the best results and read them correctly, whether a negative or positive result.   Blood tests are the most accurate drug tests but are also the most expensive option. Another challenge with blood tests is that...

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Drug Testing at Home

How Drug Testing Is Done at Home

Drug testing at home is a very simple process. It is important to follow this process to ensure the most accurate results. Easy@Home drug tests are over 99% accurate when they are properly administered. The proper testing process depends on the type of urine test that you have. You can choose between a dip card test or a cup test.   For Dip Cards… You will need to collect a fresh urine sample in a clean container. We recommend using first morning urine when testing. This way the sample is most concentrated for the most accurate results. After you collect...

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Employment Drug Testing Screening

How the Pre-Employment Drug Testing is Done.

Pre-employment drug testing is not an uncommon practice for many employers across the United States. Private companies have the power to set their own drug testing standards while federal institutions are set and regulated by law. Employers might drug test for a variety of reasons including: reducing workplace health risks, increasing employee production, and reducing liability. The type and degree of drug testing varies from job to job.  Some occupations take using illegal drugs more serious than others. For example: A police officer and school bus driver would be tested more vigorously than an accountant. There are 5 different types...

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Factors for Passing Drug Tests

The idea of passing a pre-employment or employment drug test can be stressful. If you have smoked marijuana or have taken another drug, the prospect of drug screening can be nerve-racking. Certain jobs require regular testing. This is often true for positions that require operating heavy machinery or transportation. This is to ensure safety for their workers and for others. Certain jobs have random drug testing and some have regularly scheduled drug testing. No matter the reason for the employment test, it is best to have a plan to pass the screening urine test. Make sure your urine sample will...

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Drug Test for Labs and Clinics

Drug Test Screening for Labs and Clinics, CLIA-waved

Easy@Home and Areta drug tests and cups are all CLIA-waived. This means the tests are not complex to administer and there is little room for error. If your medical practice is in  “waived” status by the state, CLIA-waived drug tests are an option. All Easy@Home drug tests include a package insert showing exactly how to perform the tests. Due to the CLIA waiver, these drug tests are sure to be more accurate, simple, and easy to use.     Here are examples of facilities to which Easy@Home provide tests: pain management clinics primary care psychiatry orthopedics addiction clinics sober houses...

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