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Police to Double Roadside Drug Testing Conducted in Victoria

roadside drug testMotorists in Victoria can expect more roadside drug testing in the state this year, as police vow to double their testing efforts in light of the increased road toll in Victoria in 2014, says an ABC news article.

Last year, 248 people were killed on Victorian roads, according to police. That is five more than in 2013, and it marks the first time in eight years that the death toll increased. (more…)

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The First Step to Get Rid of Your Drinking Problem

how to quit alcohol drinkingLet’s face it: getting rid of your drinking problem is easier said than done. After all, your drinking problem is actually an addiction, and addictions don’t go away easily. Quitting alcohol also seems to be harder for those who smoke too. This is actually what a recent study is saying, that to quit drinking, one must quit smoking first.

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Are Prescribed Medications a Workplace Hazard?

prescription medicationWhen we talk about drugs that are a workplace hazard, people often think of the usual suspects like marijuana, cocaine, heroin and ice, among others. What many don’t realise is that prescribed medications can pose such a health and safety risk in the workplace too. Employers with workplace drug policies in place also need to realise that prescription medication use or abuse in the workplace can be the toughest drug problem they will have to face.

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Drug Raids at Western Australian Mines

Western Australian MinesTwo mine sites in Western Australia were raided last month as part of the government’s crackdown on illicit drugs, according to a report by Esmarie Swanepoel for Mining Weekly.

The subjects of the drug raids by Western Australian police were iron-ore miner Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine and the Cloudbreak mine site. (more…)

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How to Get Ready for a Drug Test Procedure

drug test procedureWhile some employers conduct random and completely unannounced drug testing on their workers, there are some who schedule a company-wide drug test procedure, enabling employees to be aware of the upcoming drug test Typically, drug users will take desperate measures to pass those drug test by all means, and this article is not in any way about that. This is just basic information addressed to everyone so they would know what documents to prepare or what steps to take to ensure that their drug testing would go as smoothly as possible.

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