What You Need to Know About W-18

W-18Morphine is a pretty strong narcotic, but its power is easily dwarfed by Fentanyl, which is reputed to be a hundred times more potent.

Now can you imagine a drug that is a hundred times more powerful than Fentanyl? It’s called W-18, and it’s 10,000 times more potent than morphine.

What is W-18? Here’s what you need to know so far about this powerful and dangerous “new” drug.


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Dealing With Regular Employees Who Work While Hungover

employees who work while hungoverWhen you’re an employer, it is more than likely that you have employees who drink alcohol to a certain extent. Some may just be social drinkers, while others may drink more heavily. As long as they do their drinking when they’re off-duty, there isn’t much you can do about it.

However, if they show up for work with a hangover after drinking the night before, it immediately becomes your business. After all, employees who work while hungover could pose a risk to the health and safety of the workplace,among other things.

So how should employers, managers and supervisors deal with an employee who shows up for work with a hangover?


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FWC Orders Worker Who Faked Drug Test Results to Pay Employer

drug test resultsLying about drug use at work is bad enough, but using faked drug test results to overturn an unfair dismissal is even worse. That is exactly what a yard truck driver did who had been dismissed by a Melbourne transportation and logistics company.

The case went to the Fair Work Commission where the worker was found out under astonishing circumstances.


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Drug Addiction Treatment – Drugs Used to Treat Drug Addicts

drug addiction treatment using drugsDrug addiction is a disease, and a complex one at that. If it weren’t, kicking a drug habit should be fairly easy. That, however, is far from being the case. Drugs alter the brain in more ways than one, and it will take more than good intentions and an iron will to draw those harmful substances out of one’s system. A drug addict needs drug addiction treatment, even more so when that drug addict is employed. We all are aware how workers under the influence of drugs pose a danger to the health and safety of everyone in the workplace, as well as how much they need help to recover from it.

There are a number of different approaches to addiction treatment. One of those approaches can be quite controversial, because it requires the use of other drugs. That’s right: some addiction treatment approaches use drugs—pharmacotherapy, to be exact—to treat a person’s addiction to certain substances. Here are some of those drugs, including some which actually have addictive properties themselves.


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