Drug Testing Facts

  1. Employers prefer to use urine drug testing for testing employees.
  2. A blood test is used to detect the amount of drug present in a human’s system at that very moment. The person being tested cannot tamper with the sample during a blood drug test.
  3. Hair drug testing can be used to detect drugs in a human’s system over a longer period, usually over a 90-day period of time.

   Drugs of Abuse Facts

  1. Drug addiction and abuse costs the American taxpayers an average of $484 billion a year which includes lost job wages, healthcare costs, crime and traffic accidents.
  2. More teens die from prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined
  3. Nearly 60 percent of American are taking prescription drugs.
  4. The most commonly used and abused drug, after alcohol, is marijuana.
  5. 120,000 Americans are hospitalized each year for overdosing on painkillers.
  6. Drugs that change the ways a person sees, feels and hears are called hallucinogens.
  7. Stimulants speed up the body’s nervous system and create a feeling of energy. Types of stimulants include: Cocaine, Methamphetamines, Amphetamines, Cylert, Ritalin, Adderall and Ecstasy.
  8. Depressants slow down activity in the central nervous system of your body. Types of depressants include: Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Alcohol, Morphine, Buprenorphine, Methadone, Flunitrazepines, Methaqualone, Marijuana, GHB, Opiods and Heroin.
  9. The chemical in marijuana that causes the high is THC.
  10. More people die each year in the U.S. as a result of tobacco.
  11. Most drug users make their first contact with illicit drugs through friends.
  12. Marijuana is much stronger today than it was 10 years ago.

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